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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirmed for FOX6 News there have been 120 homicides in Milwaukee as of November 1st — and according to 24/7 Wall Street, based on the FBI’s most recent “Uniform Crime Report,” Milwaukee has the 10th highest murder rate of any American city.

According to 24/7 Wall Street, there are 24.2 incidents for every 100,000 residents, and Milwaukee saw 145 murders in 2015.

Milwaukee’s murder rate is the second highest in the Midwest — trailing only Detroit, according to 24/7 Wall Street.

The city’s murder rate has spiked 70.6% from half a decade ago — one of the sharpest increases of any U.S. city, according to 24/7 Wall Street’s analysis.

Arguments and fights were the most common motives behind murders in Milwaukee in 2015, followed closely by robberies.

Robberies are more likely in financially distressed areas, and in Milwaukee, 29.4% of the population lives in poverty, nearly double the national rate.

In 2015, there were 624 robberies in Milwaukee for every 100,000 residents, the third highest rate of any U.S. city — according to 24/7 Wall Street.

Here is 24/7 Wall Street’s Top 25 list of the cities with the highest murder rates:

  1. St. Louis, MO
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Detroit, MI
  4. New Orleans, LA
  5. Birmingham, AL
  6. Jackson, MS
  7. Baton Rouge, LA
  8. Hartford, CT
  9. Salinas, CA
  10. Milwaukee, WI
  11. Washington, DC
  12. Kansas City, MO
  13. Cincinnati, OH
  14. West Palm Beach, FL
  15. Memphis, TN
  16. San Bernadino, CA
  17. Oakland, CA
  18. Atlanta, GA
  19. Richmond, VA
  20. Kansas City, KS
  21. Pittsburgh, PA
  22. Dayton, OH
  23. Philadelphia, PA
  24. Chicago, IL
  25. North Charleston, SC

 

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