The false media narrative that “homicides were much worse in the 90s” is getting old.
This website has already identified numerous major US cities experiencing their highest homicides rates in history. In the state of Ohio, all six of the largest six cities are experiencing their highest homicide rates in history.
We can add Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the list of cities experiencing their highest homicide rate in history right now.
1996: 69 (the record for the highest murder rate, est. population 403k, 17.1 homicides per 100k)
2017: 72 (a new record at the time)
2019: 81 (another all-time high, est. population 560k, 14.5 homicides per 100k)
2021: 81 so far …
Currently, 2021 is already tied with 2019 for the most homicides in one year, and the city is on pace to have the highest homicide rate in city history. Albuquerque only needs 15 more homicides, about 3.4 per month, by the end of 2021 to have the highest homicide rate in the city’s history. So far, the city has averaged 11 per month.
Yesterday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham deployed three dozen state police officers to Albuquerque to fight rising crime.