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Despite the most restrictive gun laws in the entire United States, Chicago had an appalling 532 murders committed in 2012. Most of them involving guns. And most of them committed by black people against black people.
Well done, Chicago. Well done.
In 2012, 532 people were murdered in the city of Chicago, according to statistics compiled by the Crime in Chicago website. The number of people murdered the year before was 441, meaning in the city of Chicago, murders have increased by 91 from 2011 to 2012.
The Chicago Police Department was not available to confirm these numbers today, which is New Year’s Day.
The website also claims that, through December 25, 2012, there 2,670 people were shot in Chicago last year. That’s also an increase from the year before, when 2,217 people were shot in Chicago that year.
In all, it means that on average almost 1.5 people were murdered in Chicago each day last year, while on average 7.3 people were shot each day.
Update: Looks like 2013 is taking up right where 2012 left off:
Chicago Starts Year with 15 People Shot In Less Than 48 Hours bit.ly/YRnfsP
— Duane Lester (@Bodhi1) January 2, 2013
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