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Compared to similar sized cities, Colorado Springs homicide rate low

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With recent crimes in Colorado Springs in just the last week, the crime rate may seem high for southern Colorado.

Some comments on the KOAA 5 Facebook page this week even going as far as to compare Colorado Springs to Chicago, which with a population of nearly 3 million reported 765 murders/non-negligent manslaughter crimes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Unified Crime Report in 2016. 

According to the recent census bureau report, Colorado Springs population is about 465, 101, in 2016 the city reported 24 homicides.

Year to date Colorado Springs Police Department reported 26 homicides, compared to 17 homicides this time last year.

Compared with other cities of similar size (400,000-500,000 population), the number of murders in Colorado Springs seems relatively low. 

City Homicide data from cities with population comparable to Colorado Springs

City Population Number of Murders/Non-negligent Manslaughter in 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 72
Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 35
Oakland, California 420,005 85
Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 29
Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 21
Miami, Florida 453, 579 55
Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 NO DATA AVAILABLE
Colorado Springs, Colorado 465, 101 24
Long Beach, California 470,130 33
Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 111
Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 129
Mesa, Arizona 484, 587 19
Sacramento, California 495, 234 41

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