- The Washington Times
Friday, August 2, 2013

Los Angeles leads the nation in the number of gun murders, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The overall number of gun murders among the United States’ 50 most-populous metropolitan areas for 2009-2010, the most recent years for available data, are as follows:

1. Los Angeles: 1,141

2. Chicago: 1,139

3. New York: 1,101

4. Philadelphia: 729

5. Houston: 701

CNS News reports:

“The Los Angeles, Chicago and New York metropolitan areas also ranked one, two and three for the number of young people, ages 10-19, who were killed by guns in 2009-2010, with 251 10-19 year olds being gunned down in Los Angeles, 213 in Chicago and 203 in New York.”

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