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See Chicago’s Deadly Year in 3 Charts

Chicago experienced its deadliest year in almost two decades in 2016. According to Chicago police, 762 people were killed, an increase of 58% from 2015. The rise in homicides came as the number of shootings—3,550, with 4,331 shooting victims—jumped by 47%. 377 more words

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Like economic inequality, murder inequality in America is stark and obscene.

According to a new study by the Guardian,

In 2015, Chicago had the highest total number of gun homicides of any city in America.

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Vegas Police Log 166 Homicides in 2016, Up From 139 in 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say the 166 homicide cases they handled in 2016 far outpaced 2015, and came in just under a 25-year high set 20 years ago. 97 more words


Chicago vs. Iraq & Afghanistan

Much news has been made recently about recently released statistics by the Chicago Police Department, which shows that the United States’ third largest city had 762 homicides in 2016.  830 more words

Homicide Rates Decrease Locally, But Some Communities Struggling With Violence

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Unlike other parts of the country, homicides in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County actually decreased in 2016.

Community leaders attribute it to a stronger economy and better police-community relations. 506 more words