Murder Capital of US: Chicago City reported 500 murders last year By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner Posted Sep 19, 2013 11:18 AM CDT STORY COMMENTS (144) (Newser) – Chicago is now the murder capital of the United States, according to new statistics released by the FBI. Chicago police reported 500 murders in the city last year, significantly higher than New York’s 419. Newsy reports: Murder Capital of US: Chicago Back to story » The FBI released the data earlier this week. Chicago police reported 500 murders in the city last year. (Newsy) Click here to read the transcript for this video. Newsy is a Newser content partner providingmultisource video news. Its content isproduced independently of Newser.Copyright © 2013 Newsy.com, All rights reserved. CLICK BELOW TO VOTE 25% 6% 43% 9% 11% 6% To report an error on this story, notify our editors.