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Chicago On Track To Have Highest Murder Total In More Than Two Decades
| John Sexton
Posted on 10/12/2020 9:13:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Chicagos murder rate is currently about 50% above what it was at this time last year according to data released by the Chicago Police Department.
Chicago has seen a rise in murder cases, not just compared to the previous year but compared to the previous four years, according to figures released by the Chicago Police Department.
The CPD regularly posts statistics about crime in the city, both week to week and year to year. A look at recent stats shows that murder has risen in the city, doubling in the first week of October from the previous week with 15 murders, and the city is on track to hit around double the number of murders compared to 2019
Police, researchers, mayors and community leaders see a confluence of factors, specifically the lockdowns in various states.
Lockdowns and recession mean tensions are running high and streets have been emptied of eyes and ears on their communities. Some attribute the rise to an increase in gang violence.
The graph above is taken from this Chicago Tribune report. It shows that as of Oct. 10 Chicago has seen 605 murders, more than this point in any recent year. Prior to 2020, Chicagos last biggest surge in murders happened in 2016. At the time, 2016 was the highest number of murders the city had seen in 19 years.
There were 795 murders in 2016 but as of October 4th, the police report the city is running about 5 percent ahead of those numbers this year. So if Chicago does exceed the murder toll in 2016, 2020 will have the highest number of murders since at least 1997 or perhaps even earlier. But hey, at least the mayor is safe in Fort Lori.
Just this weekend, five more people were killed and another 47 were wounded:
Chicago police say five people have been killed and at least 47 others wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend so far.
The citys most recent deadly shooting occurred at approximately 9:55 p.m. Sunday when a 25-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle in the 8600 block of South State. A blue sedan approached and began shooting into the vehicle, then drove northbound on State.
The man was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead.
Just this weekend four minors were shot including two 17-year-olds and two 15-year-olds. As of today, no one has been arrested in connection with any of the murders.
Finally, its worth noting that there hasnt been a comparable spike in other crimes in Chicago. In fact, other serious crimes including sexual assault, burlary and robbery are all down this year compared to previous years. The spike in the murder rate isnt just a local issue but a national one. New York City has already surpassed the number of murders that took place in the city last year.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2020election; banglist; chicago; election2020; illinois; jbpritzker; kimfoxx; landslide; murder; murderrate; trumplandslide
posted on 10/12/2020 9:16:48 PM PDT
("Inside of every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out" ~ David Horowi)
“Chicago On Track To Have Highest Murder Total In More Than Two Decades”
no big deal as long as they stay out of the Miracle Mile, because otherwise it’s just po’ black folks killing each other ... and they’ll always vote Democrat no matter what, which is the only thing that matters anyway ...
posted on 10/12/2020 9:16:53 PM PDT
(Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
posted on 10/12/2020 9:21:11 PM PDT
by Ken H
(Best SOTU ever!)
But is this good news or bad news?
posted on 10/12/2020 9:46:42 PM PDT
( Journalism no longer reports news, they use news to shape our society.)
Hey Jackass . com has them already at 624. Things pick up at the end of the year because of the family parties. 800 is not out of the question.
posted on 10/12/2020 9:55:15 PM PDT
(Get your houses in order.)
depends on who’s murdered
posted on 10/12/2020 10:07:08 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
Nearby Louisville KY surpassed their homicide record by the end of Sept. Haven’t checked in about a week or so but last number I heard was 126. 100+ days of protests/riots with no end in sight. We’re on our 3rd police chief since June of this year. KY was one of the first states to go for Trump and I don’t see that trend changing for 2020, but I do fear what will happen to my hometown if he does win and the mob takes to the streets.
posted on 10/12/2020 10:09:34 PM PDT
(I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; bgill; ...
posted on 10/12/2020 11:15:15 PM PDT
(He is fighting for us so I am going to fight for him!)
Some call it murder; I call it culling the herd.
posted on 10/13/2020 12:29:36 AM PDT
by Governor Dinwiddie
(Guide me, O thou great redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land.)
Ferguson effect 2014. George Floyd effect 2020.
They are even more obvious in Louisville KY
Louisville Metro Murders
2007 & 2008 - 71 each, highest 2004-2014
2009 - 62
2010 - 52
2011 - 48
2012 - 62
2013 - 48 (37 to Aug 9 - 11 after Aug 9)
2014 - 56 (34 to Aug 9 - 22 after Aug 9) (Ferguson, MO shooting was August 9, 2014 and random homicides in Louisville immediately doubled.)
Michael “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Brown was killed attacking a police officer after a robbery and attempting twice to take his gun.
2015 - 80
2016 - 117
2017 - 102
2018 - 80
2019 - 90
2020 - 104 through August, the George Floyd (fentanyl OD)/Breonna Taylor (crossfire in shootout with police) effect
earlier from various sources and FBI UCS. The LMPD data is actually slightly lower than FBI UCS which are 84, 119 and 109 for 2015-7.)
Their innocent blood is on the hands of all the media liars.
And I’m sure that Obama and Mooseface called the families of a lot of the victims, esp. the children, to express their sympathies and say that they are giving all the money for the Monument to Himself, the Obama Library and House of Treason, to those families. NOT!!!
As a native of Louisville, I appreciate you posting this. We live just south of our hometown and it hurts like hell to see it this way. We're up to homicide #128 Source (WDRB, local Fox channel affiliate)
as of last week.
posted on 10/13/2020 1:37:06 AM PDT
(I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
To: Governor Dinwiddie
Without law enforcement, the intended targets of Planned Parenthood are just delaying the same fate.
posted on 10/13/2020 5:09:13 AM PDT
(Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
To: Secret Agent Man
At some point, depending on who is murdered, there may actually be a net saving of lives. Sad.
posted on 10/13/2020 7:28:43 AM PDT
( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
Most crime statistics are fudged...but NOT the murder rate. Even her honor can’t hide murders.
posted on 10/13/2020 9:27:06 AM PDT
(Biden's base: Why doesn't Biden's Tour have rallies in black communities?)
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