I highly doubt that strictly on population alone. (2011 Statistics)
Chicago's Population: 2,707,120
State of Alabama's Population: 4,802,740
Chicago's Homicide Rate: 15.65 per 100,000 (State of Illinois: 5.6)
State of Alabama's Homicide Rate: 6.3 per 100,000
Chicago's murder rate is more than DOUBLE for the entire state of Alabama!
Edited by Neo, 18 January 2013 - 08:50 AM.