A Look at the Homicide Rate in Obama’s Hometown of Chicago in 3 Charts

” President Obama traveled back to Chicago, his hometown and a city on track to become the murder capital of the United States.

In 2012 alone, there were over 500 homicides in the Windy City, according to a count from Redeye ChicagoChicago has a population that is only about a third the size of New York City, yet its homicide rate is fast approaching that of the Big Apple.”