Still, Chicago does not have the highest homicide rate in the United States. That unwanted distinction belongs to Flint, Michigan, with one homicide for every 1,613 residents, according to the FBI data. Detroit is close behind, with one killing for every 1,832 residents.
In 2012, the number of violent crimes increased by 0.7%, compared with the previous year, according to the FBI figures.
Chicago bans some semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, and restricts handguns.