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Chicago Tops NYC, LA In Murders

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 24, 2008 3:05PM

We're third in population, but first in murders. For the first time in 10 years, Chicago has surpassed New York City in murders (and L.A. to boot). As of Tuesday, Chicago has had 426 murders so far in 2008 compared to 417 for New York City and 302 for L.A. Just more trouble for embattled Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis who will appear before the City Council today to discuss budget issues for the CPD. Chicago is on pace to top 500 murders for the year, which is still short of the bloody 1998 when the total was around 700.