Baltimore surpasses New York City in homicides for the year

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New York's and Chicago's.

Baltimore has had 212 killings this year. New York has had 208, despite a vast population disparity. New York has 8.2 million residents, while Baltimore has 622,000.

The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday ( ) that Baltimore's homicide rate is 34 killings per 100,000 people, while New York's is 2.5 per 100,000. Chicago's rate is 10.4.

Chicago has seen more killings than any other American city this year with 284 homicides to date.