18 October 2016

Sobering stats

Chicago year to date numbers, 2015 to 2016:

Shootings, 2016:   3,475
Shootings, 2016:   2,441
Increase pct:   near 40%

Homicides, 2016:   595 "or more"
Homicides, 2015:   409 
Increase pct:    45%

Note that shooting people has always been illegal.

From Second City Cop and Chicago Tribune.
3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186.