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LA Behind in Murders Compared to Chicago, NYC

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This is one of those times it's good to be behind in the polls. Chicagoist reports: "We're third in population, but first in murders. For the first time in 10 years, Chicago has surpassed New York City in murders (and L.A. to boot). As of Tuesday, Chicago has had 426 murders so far in 2008 compared to 417 for New York City and 302 for L.A."