but new Orleans is in the top 5 not sure about their gun laws although I suspect they dont have many Nonsense. Those cities may have the largest number of murders, but that's not a relevant comparison. New York City has ~8.5 million people, more than double the next-largest city (LA, with ~3.9 million), so of course the total number of murders will be higher here.
The relevant comparison is the per capita rate of murders.
and any idea how the majority of those deaths happened?
Detroit btw was @1