Chicago is the murder capital of America
False, yo! The FBI grabbed a lot of headlines when it declared Chicago "The Murder Capital of America" in 2012. And while it is true that Chicago has sadly led the nation in total murders for the past several years, when it comes to the murder rate adjusted per population, Chicago is nowhere near the top. In 2012, it ranked 21st on the list with Flint, Michigan at the top (cue sad Michael Moore).
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Jay Gentile is the publisher of Chicago INNERVIEW Magazine and a Thrillist contributor. Follow him on Twitter.