It has been a bloody month, even by Chicago's standards. So far in August, 40 people have been killed on the city's streets.
Shockingly, though, Milwaukee has been even deadlier. After 16 murders this month, Milwaukee's homicide rate in August is a staggering 2.69 per 100,000 people, dwarfing Chicago's rate of 1.48 per 100,000.
Despite having a much smaller population (595,351) than Chicago (2.705 million), Milwaukee has had nearly half as many murders since August 1st. The 16 homicides so far this month have already surpassed the 15 in all of last August and have pushed the total number of murders in Milwaukee so far this year (76) past last year's 75 at the same point.
The city is currently on pace for 119 murders in 2018, matching last year's total.