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18 of Top 20 cities with Projected Highest Murder Rates Have Democrat Mayors

18 of Top 20 cities with Projected Highest Murder Rates Have Democrat Mayors

Again, 18 of the top 20 cities for the projected highest murder rates are run by Democrats.

Below is a list of the cities, the names/party affiliation of their mayors, and their projected murder rate (PMR):

St. Louis — Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) — PMR: 90.4 Baltimore — Mayor Bernard Young (D) — PMR: 55.8 Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan (D) — PMR: 47.6 New Orleans — Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) — PMR: 46:4 Cleveland — Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) — PMR: 41:3 Kansas City, MO — Mayor Quiton Lucas (D) — PMR: 40.0 Cincinnati — Mayor John Cranley (D) — PMR: 33:4 Milwaukee — Mayor Tom Barrett (D) — PMR: 31.7 Chicago — Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) — PMR: 28.6 Atlanta — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) — PMR: 27.9 Philadelphia — Mayor Jim Kinney (D) — PMR: 27.4 Washington — Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) — PMR: 27.3 Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer (D) — PMR: 23.0 Miami — Mayor Francis X. Suarez (R) — PMR: 22.2 Indianapolis — Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) — PMR: 21.9 Oakland — Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) — PMR: 21.0 Toledo — Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz (D) — PMR: 20.8 Tulsa — Mayor G.T.

The Times also includes a lookback at the ten U.S. cities with the highest murder rates in 2019.

The Times contends, “More cities are run by Democratic mayors than by Republican ones, but murder is rising pretty much everywhere, regardless of a mayor’s political party.”

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