Chicago ranks #1 as the deadliest Alpha world city

NBC Chicago reports on some of those "Chicago values" the city's Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Democrat, naturally) touted, justifying his alderman's refusal to grant a license to a Chick-fil-A potential franchisee. Chicago likes to compare itself to other world cities, so Ward Room thought it would find out how we rank in violence. It turns out no one can top us. Among what are considered Alpha world cities, Chicago has the highest murder rate -- higher even than the Third World metropolises of Mexico City and Sao Paolo. Chicago's murder spree of 19.4 per 100,000 is more than three times that of New York's (6 per 100,000) and more than two and a half times of Los Angeles' (7.5 per 100,000), its closest American competitors. Caracas, Venezuela, which apparently is not an Alpha world city--thank you Hugo Chavez--has a higher murder rate of 130 per 100,000. In the American cities mentioned, most of the murders are committed with guns. These cities all have laws against murder. They even have...(Read Full Post)

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