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About Those 500 Chicago Murders (The stats behind the number)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/30/2012 | Self

Posted on 12/30/2012 11:50:01 AM PST by usconservative

Here are some interesting statistics from today's Chicago Tribune regarding the 500 murders that have happened in Chicago:

As of this past Thursday, 500 people were murdered in the city of Chicago.

83% of those murdered in Chicago last year had criminal records. Many of them FELONS who'd served prison time. (415.)

60% of those murdered in Chicago had known gang affiliations and multiple arrests and convictions. (300)

2% of those murdered in Chicago were kids under 10 years of age. (10 kids.)

Is this the "Chicago" that Obama referred to last week when he said the city represents the "best of America?" Gang bangers and convicted criminals killing each other? The ones I feel sorry for are the 10 innocent children stuck in that crap-hole called Obama's Chicago.

(Source: Sunday December 30th Chicago Tribune, Section 1, p. 16)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; democrats; guncontrol; guns; murder; secondamendment
The original article titled "A City Battered by Killings Struggles to Find Answers" appeared in today's printed edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune, dated 12/30/2012.

I could not find it in the 'free' version of the online edition.

Nonetheless, the stats above are taken from the article.

1 posted on 12/30/2012 11:50:12 AM PST by usconservative
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To: usconservative

Article was full page, Section 1, P. 16.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 11:52:12 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Well, it seems Illinois has started it’s own form of Capital Punishment. They outlawed the regular kind, I guess it works if they all just kill each other.


3 posted on 12/30/2012 11:53:42 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: usconservative

If one factors out 4 particular neighborhoods Chicago becomes one of the safest cities in America.

Austin
Pullman
Lawndale
Englewood.

Just sayin’.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 11:54:14 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: usconservative

The link doesn’t work.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 11:57:11 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: Lurker
If one factors out 4 particular neighborhoods Chicago becomes one of the safest cities in America.

If you factor out Harlem and the South Bronx,New York City becomes as safe as the typical small Nebraska town.

6 posted on 12/30/2012 11:58:04 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: usconservative

It sounds like Chicago hasn’t changed much since the ‘20s.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 11:58:59 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: usconservative
They were thugs (and most were), so we should thank The Ballarina for these statistics, then.

But as soon as the subject returns to gun control it'll be back to '500 innocent youths dead due to gun violence'.

8 posted on 12/30/2012 12:00:56 PM PST by skeeter
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To: usconservative

9 posted on 12/30/2012 12:04:33 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Lurker

All four of these ‘hoods are located in obamaland, two on the southside and two on the westside. The northside, has some trouble spots as well, but the real kill zones are south and west. Gee whiz, when will the gun control freaks pass laws to control all this mayhem, oh wait, they did, 30 years ago. Oh well, Happy New Year, at least 2013’s murder rate wont’ be as high as it was in the 70’s, when it was approaching 800-900 a year. Progress.


10 posted on 12/30/2012 12:06:58 PM PST by john drake
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To: Lurker
If one factors out 4 particular neighborhoods Chicago becomes one of the safest cities in America.

Austin
Pullman
Lawndale
Englewood.

Just sayin’.

***

Harlem
South Bronx

And what do all those places have in common? They all begin with a capital letter. Oh yeah... you'd better believe I'm picking up on that dog whistle.

Mr. niteowl77

11 posted on 12/30/2012 12:07:35 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: usconservative

And the race of murderers and the murdered?


12 posted on 12/30/2012 12:10:26 PM PST by capt B
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To: Lurker

There are crime ridden neighborhoods not listed because they are not murder qualified. Humboldt park,Grand Crossing,Brighton Park,Craigin,Uptown,Rogers Park,Lakeview are a few of the disintegrated Chicago once ,used to be,
great neighborhoods.

Don’t let the Tribune mislead you. The city has become Detroit. In the early 1960’s Chicago had 3.2 Million population, today it’s less than 2.6M.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 12:11:35 PM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: ChiMark

They aren’t fooling me, my friend. I live 35 miles west of downtown and am in the city frequently on business.


14 posted on 12/30/2012 12:13:31 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

And IF my father had given birth to me he’d be my mother.


15 posted on 12/30/2012 12:14:27 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: capt B

2 were white? What the murder rate does not reveal are the great number of shootings at least a 30:1 ratio of those shot to those dead.

The great advances in trauma care have no doubt saved many of
those shot who 10 yrs ago would have become a statistic.


16 posted on 12/30/2012 12:18:58 PM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: ChiMark

Declare war on crips and bloods with orders to shoot on sight.

Add in capital punishment for all drug smugglers and human traffickers and deport all illegals in our prisons and their families.

Also, white collar crime that defrauds the pubic is automatic 25 years with no chance of parole.

That gets rid of 99% of Americas crime.


17 posted on 12/30/2012 12:46:53 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You forgot Congress....


18 posted on 12/30/2012 2:58:18 PM PST by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Also, white collar crime that defrauds the pubic is automatic 25 years with no chance of parole.

I hate it when the pubic gets defrauded.
19 posted on 12/30/2012 3:31:57 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad

Haha... I love IPad spellcheck.


20 posted on 12/30/2012 3:40:11 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: capt B
And the race of murderers and the murdered?

You can't ask that --- that's RACIST!

Now, I'm familiar with the neighborhoods war zones where over 90% of these murders were committed - they're not dominantly caucasian is all I'm going to say.

21 posted on 12/30/2012 4:26:32 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Lurker

If you’d seen today’s Chicago Tribune, Section 1, P. 16 you’d know that what you said is TRUE!


22 posted on 12/30/2012 4:27:23 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Lets just say when Baraq sends out the ATF to start collecting guns, it probably won’t start with the Chitown ‘hood.


23 posted on 12/30/2012 4:31:16 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent

http://washingtonexaminer.com/gun-prosecutions-under-obama-down-more-than-45-percent/article/2516175#.UNCXuHfZ-pc

Exclude DC, Chicago, LA, Philly, East St.louis,Milwaukee & Baltimore and we’d probably have the gun murder rate of Switzerland.


24 posted on 12/30/2012 7:08:42 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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