Chicago having more total murders than cities of LA and NY combined leads for calls for Mayor to resign

There was an anti-violence demonstration in Chicago which also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Chicago has had more total murders in 2016, 2017 and 2018 than the combined populations of Los Angeles and Chicago. This is despite having 4.6 times fewer people.

There have been 304 murders in Chicago up until July 31, 2018

There are 2.7 million people in the City of Chicago.
There are 4 million people in the City of Los Angeles.
There are 8.5 million people in the City of New York.

Chicago had 650 total murders in 2017.

In 2017, Chicago had 2,785 shooting incidents and 3,457 shooting victims, which was a decrease from the 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,349 shooting victims in 2016.

There were 282 homicides in Los Angeles in 2017. There were 290 murders in New York in 2017.

Chicago’s murder total was more than Los Angeles and New York combined in 2016.

Chicago had 771 homicides in 2016. New York City logged 334 homicides in 2016, according to NYPD data. LAPD data shows that there were 294 homicides in Los Angeles in 2016.

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