TV | October 17, 2017 8:59 am

The Daily Show Takes on Chicago’s Murder Problem

Why has the Windy City’s crime problem become a political talking point?

Trevor Noah hosting 'The Daily Show' in Chicago. (YouTube/Screengrab)
Trevor Noah hosting 'The Daily Show' in Chicago. (YouTube/Screengrab)

Comedian Trevor Noah ditched his desk this week to host The Daily Show in Chicago, where he and his team are delving deeper into why the Windy City’s crime problem has become a political talking point.

“According to the president, Chicago is basically Syria, but with different pizza,” Noah quipped. “Does Chicago have the most murders? Yes, but it’s also the third biggest city,” he noted. “If you want to talk about the cities that are the most dangerous, you have to look at the murders per capita.”

Noah added that other cities have higher per capita murder rates than Chicago, including Baltimore, Memphis and Cleveland. “These people don’t care about Chicago’s murder rates,” Noah said. “They care about how they can use Chicago to score political points.”

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