In 1876 Deadwood, South Dakota, averaged this number of murders per day.
Two per day
Five per day
One per day
Four per day
One per day. Given that Deadwood had a population of only about 5,000, a person had a 7.3% chance of being killed while in the town. Calculated in modern terms that is a murder rate of 7,300 per 100,000 people. The highest murder rate in 2013 for a US city was Detroit with a rate of 46.99 per 100,000.