At least 27 people were shot, seven of them fatally, during a 48-hour period over Christmas weekend. The seven fatal shootings brought the total number of homicides in Chicago so far this year to 745, a 56 percent increase from the number at the same time last year. According to the Chicago Tribune, this year is the first in nearly two decades that more than 700 homicides have been recorded in the city.Therefore whites and Asians together made up exactly 5% of homicide victims. Chicago is no place to be black or Hispanic in safety. Gang activity is implicated.
Blacks made up around 78 percent of the homicide victims; Hispanics around 17 percent.
As for shootings in Chicago, the total now stands at 4,252. That’s an increase of 47 percent from the same time in 2015.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Chicago as Shooting Gallery
Paul Mirengoff, who blogs at Power Line, writes about this year's record rate of shootings and murders in Chicago.