Charlotte Had The 15th Highest Homicide Rate Increase Over The Past Year

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With the homicide rate having spiked by an average of nearly 10% in 50 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q3 2021 and Q3 2022, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities With the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates.

In order to determine which cities have the biggest homicide problems, WalletHub compared 50 of the largest U.S. cities based on per capita homicides in Q3 2022 as well as per capita homicides in Q3 2022 vs. Q3 2021 and Q3 2020.

Charlotte was found to 15th highest homicide increase, just behind Raleigh, which had the 14th highest increase in the nation.

Cities with the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates

Overall Rank*  City Total Score  Homicide Cases per Capita** (Q3 2022)  Change in Homicide Cases per Capita** (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021)  Change in Homicide Cases per Capita** (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020) 
1 Kansas City, MO 87.49 14.86
(2)
4.89
(1)
2.04
(1)
2 Detroit, MI 69.46 13.24
(3)
1.34
(7)
1.19
(9)
3 St. Louis, MO 58.88 19.69
(1)
-0.66
(29)
-15.42
(49)
4 New Orleans, LA 57.36 10.99
(5)
0.51
(14)
0.26
(19)
5 Milwaukee, WI 56.03 10.46
(6)
0.17
(20)
0.51
(13)
6 Albuquerque, NM 56.02 6.60
(15)
1.78
(3)
1.78
(3)
7 Philadelphia, PA 52.58 9.36
(8)
0.51
(15)
0.13
(24)
8 Norfolk, VA 49.70 7.78
(9)
-1.23
(33)
1.64
(4)
9 Nashville, TN 47.09 4.65
(20)
1.50
(4)
1.05
(10)
10 Oakland, CA 47.01 7.34
(11)
0.24
(17)
0.24
(20)
11 Colorado Springs, CO 46.38 2.54
(31)
1.91
(2)
1.91
(2)
12 Baltimore, MD 44.00 12.45
(4)
-2.66
(47)
-1.66
(41)
13 Las Vegas, NV 43.53 5.90
(16)
-1.55
(38)
1.55
(5)
14 Raleigh, NC 43.00 3.19
(26)
1.06
(9)
1.28
(7)
15 Charlotte, NC 41.40 3.78
(21)
1.49
(5)
0.23
(21)
16 Anchorage, AK 41.21 2.40
(32)
1.03
(11)
1.37
(6)
17 Tulsa, OK 38.71 4.97
(18)
1.24
(8)
-0.99
(35)
18 Omaha, NE 37.26 2.71
(29)
1.04
(10)
0.21
(22)
19 Lincoln, NE 36.37 1.75
(38)
1.40
(6)
0.35
(17)
20 Austin, TX 36.17 2.07
(34)
0.21
(19)
0.93
(11)
21 Oklahoma City, OK 35.31 3.54
(22)
-1.38
(35)
0.92
(12)
22 Los Angeles, CA 34.92 2.97
(28)
-0.13
(25)
0.30
(18)
23 Memphis, TN 33.49 9.99
(7)
-1.84
(41)
-3.23
(48)
24 Seattle, WA 33.13 2.29
(33)
0.67
(13)
-0.27
(27)
25 Phoenix, AZ 32.90 3.01
(27)
0.00
(21)
-0.30
(28)
26 Durham, NC 32.07 3.26
(25)
-1.45
(36)
0.36
(16)
27 Washington, DC 31.89 6.98
(13)
-2.28
(44)
-1.42
(40)
28 San Francisco, CA 31.55 1.83
(37)
0.00
(21)
0.11
(25)
29 Jacksonville, FL 31.42 3.32
(24)
-0.11
(24)
-0.78
(33)
30 Garland, TX 31.15 1.26
(42)
-1.26
(34)
1.26
(8)
31 Scottsdale, AZ 30.12 0.39
(50)
0.39
(16)
0.39
(15)
32 Chicago, IL 29.51 7.71
(10)
-2.93
(49)
-2.00
(44)
33 El Paso, TX 29.08 1.18
(43)
-0.74
(30)
0.44
(14)
34 Virginia Beach, VA 28.71 0.67
(47)
0.22
(18)
0.00
(26)
35 Boston, MA 28.53 1.89
(36)
0.73
(12)
-1.16
(38)
36 Louisville, KY 27.97 6.63
(14)
-0.97
(31)
-3.07
(47)
37 Sacramento, CA 27.61 0.40
(49)
-0.20
(26)
0.20
(23)
38 Atlanta, GA 26.39 7.03
(12)
-2.81
(48)
-2.41
(45)
39 New York, NY 26.28 1.41
(41)
-0.32
(28)
-0.67
(32)
40 Fort Worth, TX 25.40 1.68
(39)
-0.22
(27)
-1.12
(37)
41 Chandler, AZ 25.13 0.78
(45)
0.00
(21)
-0.78
(34)
42 Dallas, TX 25.08 3.44
(23)
-1.05
(32)
-1.72
(43)
43 Tucson, AZ 25.07 2.57
(30)
-2.20
(43)
-0.37
(29)
44 Minneapolis, MN 24.48 5.65
(17)
-1.65
(39)
-2.83
(46)
45 Columbus, OH 24.39 4.72
(19)
-2.47
(45)
-1.69
(42)
46 St. Petersburg, FL 20.98 1.52
(40)
-2.65
(46)
-0.38
(30)
47 Arlington, TX 19.08 0.50
(48)
-1.51
(37)
-1.01
(36)
48 Madison, WI 17.91 0.77
(46)
-1.94
(42)
-1.16
(39)
49 Chesapeake, VA 15.98 0.82
(44)
-3.71
(50)
-0.41
(31)
50 Denver, CO 9.56 1.96
(35)
-1.82
(40)
-4.05
(49)

Notes:
*With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that city, where a rank of 1 represents the highest homicide rate and highest increase in homicides, respectively.
**Calculated as rate per 100,000 residents.

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