#BLACKLIVESMATTER… EXCEPT IN CHICAGO

#BLACKLIVESMATTER… EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: Chicago saw its bloodiest month in two decades this August, with 90 murders, 384 shootings and 472 shooting victims

Chicago saw its bloodiest month in two decades this August, after police recorded a staggering 90 murders, 384 shootings and 472 total shooting victims.

So far this year, police in the Windy City have logged at least 468 murders and 2,848 shooting victims. This works out to nearly 12 shooting victims, on average, every single day and 59 murders every month.

Chicago is on pace for its highest overall murder count since at least 2008, when 513 were recorded in the entire year. Overall annual murders in Chicago hit a peak of 940 in 1992, according to police statistics, and last topped 600 in 2003.

Compared to the same time period last year, murders so far in 2016 have shot up by 49 percent while shooting incidents have increased by 48 percent.

Via Hey Jackass:

Final August Totals
Shot & Killed: 81
Shot & Wounded: 400
Total Shot: 481
Total Homicides: 91

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 448
Shot & Wounded: 2468
Total Shot: 2916
Total Homicides: 496

Week in Progress (8/28 – 9/3)
Shot & Killed: 14
Shot & Wounded: 80
Total Shot: 94
Total Homicides: 14

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