REPORT: Nashville, Memphis among top 20 cities suffering largest homicide increases
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne ) -- A new study lists both Memphis and Nashville among the U.S. cities reporting the highest increase in homicide rates during the pandemic.
The personal finance website Wallethub.com. report shows homicide rose 33 percent in the nation’s 50 largest cities between the second quarter of 2019 and the same quarter in 2020.
Adjusting for population size, Wallethub ranked Memphis in the top ten cities suffering homicide spikes. Memphis placed ninth on the list just behind Atlanta.
Nashville ranked in the top half of the list. Metro placed at position 18 on the list, just ahead of Chicago.
New Orleans, Cincinnati and Baltimore topped the list.
The report notes that, on average, cities with Republican Administrations suffered the smallest increases in homicide rates.