2008 is shaping up to be one of the most violent in the city´s history. To date, there have been more than 500 murders this year alone in Chicago. According to information released by the Chicago Police Department, 491,000 total crimes had been committed this year alone, in the city by June 15, 2008 (18,162 robberies; 1,623 sexual assaults; 3,930 weapons violations).For comparison, last year there were 435 murders compared with 500 so far this year.
Glad to see that all the gun control in Illinois is working so well.
Continuing to do the same thing, and expecting something different to happen is one sign of insanity. Somebody should tell Mayor Dumbbell.
Update: It appears these statistics are incorrect. They appear to represent trend data. If things remain unchanged, Chicago will see approximately 500 murders this year compared to 435 last year.
Murder rate in Chicago up 18 percent over 7-month period of 2007 -- chicagotribune.com
For the first seven months of 2008, murders rose by 18 percent over the same period in 2007 and by 9 percent for the same period in 2006. According to internal police data, 291 people were killed from January through July, up from 246 in 2007 and 266 in 2006.Sorry for the confusion.
But if trends from the first seven months continue the rest of the year, Chicago would finish with more than 500 murders for the first time since 2003. That year, Chicago had more than 600 murders.