Missouri Ranks Third In Highest Murder Rates In US

A new report is listing Missouri 3rd in the nation for murder rates.

A study by Safewise looked at five years of FBI statistics from 2013 through 2017 and found the US averaged 4.9 homicides per every one hundred thousand people.

States with the highest murder rates were Louisiana topping the list, then Mississippi, and Missouri coming in third.

The report showed Missouri’s murder rate rose 61 percent over the last five years.

St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield are listed as having the highest murder rates per capita.

The complete report is listed on safewise.com/blog/murder-rates-by-state.