Unfortunately, homicide rates are rapidly rising increasing rapidly across the U.S. Political parties are split on what to do to prevent this violence, but the problem is not solving itself. To make matters worse homicide rates have risen by an average of nearly 10% in 50 of the most populated U.S. cities. These numbers are the change between Q3 2021 and Q3 2022. WalletHub recently released a report, and two North Carolina cities were in the top 15, detailing the cities with the largest homicide increases. This list is compiled based on several different metrics (detailed below). While it may not come as a surprise, it’s still not something you want to see. And Charlotte was 5th when simply looking at the increase from Q3 2021 to 2022.

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. And the two largest North Carolina cites were among the top 15 for homicide increases. Ouch. Keep reading to see where they ranked as well as the other North Carolina city that made the list. It came in at number 26.

You can read the full WalletHub study and analysis here.

  • 1. Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City MO

    Total Score: 87.49

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 14.86

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 4.89

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 2.04

  • 2. Detroit, MI

    Detroit

    Total Score: 69.46

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 13.24

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.34

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.19

  • 3. St. Louis, MO

    Missouri

    Total Score: 58.88

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 19.69

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): -.66

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): -15.42

  • 4. New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans

    Total Score: 57.36

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 10.99

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 0.51

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.26

  • 5. Milwaukee, WI

    Milwaukee

    Total Score: 56.03

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 10.46

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 0.17

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.51

  • 6. Albuquerque, NM

    Albuquerque, NM

    Total Score: 56.02

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 6.60

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.78

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.78

  • 7. Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia

    Total Score: 52.58

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 9.36

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 0.51

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.13

  • 8. Norfolk, VA

    Norfolk VA

    Total Score: 49.70

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 7.78

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): -1.23

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.64

  • 9. Nashville, TN

    Nashville

    Total Score: 47.09

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 7.78

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): -1.23

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.64

  • 10. Oakland, CA

    Oakland

    Total Score: 47.01

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 7.34

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 0.24

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.24

  • 11. Colorado Springs, CO

    Colorado Springs

    Total Score: 46.38

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 2.54

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.91

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.91

  • 12. Baltimore, MD

    Maryland

    Total Score: 44.00

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 12.45

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): -2.66

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): -1.66

  • 13. Las Vegas, NV

    Nevada

    Total Score: 43.53

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 5.90

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): -1.55

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.55

  • 14. Raleigh, NC

    Raleigh

    Total Score: 43.00

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 3.19

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.06

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.28

  • 15. Charlotte, NC

    North Carolina affordable

    Total Score: 41.40

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 3.78

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.49

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.23

  • 16. Anchorage, AK

    Alaska

    Total Score: 41.21

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 2.40

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.03

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 1.37

  • 17. Tulsa, OK

    Tulsa OK

    Total Score: 38.71

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 4.97

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.24

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): -0.99

  • 18. Omaha, NE

    Omaha

    Total Score: 37.26

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 2.71

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.04

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.21

  • 19. Lincoln, NE

    Nebraska

    Total Score: 36.37

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 1.75

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 1.40

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.35

  • 20. Austin, TX

    Austin

    Total Score: 36.17

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 2.07

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): 0.21

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.93

  • 26. Durham, NC

    Durham NC

    Total Score: 32.07

    Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022): 3.26

    Change In Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021): -1.45

    Changes in Homicide Cases Per Capita (Q3 2022 vs Q3 2020): 0.36

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