Posted on January 2, 2017

National: “The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department. The numbers underline a story of bloodshed that has put Chicago at the centre of a national dialogue about gun violence.”

The increase in homicides compared to 2015, when 485 were reported, is the largest spike in 60 years.
Police and city officials have lamented the flood of illegal guns into the city, and the crime statistics appeared to support their claims: Police recovered 8,300 illegal guns in 2016, a 20 per cent increase from the previous year.
The bulk of the deaths and shooting incidents, which jumped from 2,426 in 2015 to 3,550 last year, occurred in only five neighbourhoods on the city’s South and West sides, all poor and predominantly black areas where gangs are most active. Police said the shootings in those areas generally wasn’t random, with more than 80 per cent of the victims having previously been identified by police as more susceptible because of their gang ties or past arrests.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was expected to discuss the newly released statistics Sunday afternoon

Last summer the Chicago Trib wrote about data they obtained on the shootings from the police department which tracks every time a cop has shot his gun inside the city, a gun free zone.

Yahoo: “The newspaper’s findings show about four out of every five people shot were African-American males. It found that about half of the officers involved were African-American or Hispanic and most of them had years of experience and were not rookies.”

The blue state of Chicago fought hard to create exactly what they wanted, gun free, but look at these results!

Trump in Dallas last July: “We’re going to respect our police, because you have to respect our police. We’re not going to shoot our police. We’re not shooting our police. It’s never been so dangerous to be a policeman or woman. It’s never been so dangerous.”


National- Murder city: Chicago finishes 2016 with 762 homicides — more than New York and Los Angeles combined
Yahoo- Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

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