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Over the past few months, cities such as Chicago have received increased press due to the number of shootings that have occurred in 2016. Despite the high number, a recent article by The Trace on Gun Violence Rates showed that the actual rate of shootings per 100,000 residents in Chicago was much lower than in other large cities. The article included 20 cities with populations of at least 250,000. Newark was not included in this list.

In order to include Newark, an analysis of the number of homicide victims from 2010-2015 and the number of shooting victims in 2015 was conducted. The results can be found in the charts below. During the time period studied, Newark experienced an average of 98.3 homicide victims per year. Using an estimated 2015 population of 281,944 (Source: US Census), the homicide rate per 100,000 residents was 34.9. Out of the cities listed in The Trace article, Newark ranked 5th. For the nonfatal shooting victims in 2015, Newark was ranked 7th with 328 victims and a rate of 116.3 victims per 100,000 residents.