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Report: 532 Murdered in Chicago in 2012
weeklystandard ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 01/01/2013 11:01:58 PM PST by dennisw

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.

Official numbers from the city of Chicago appear to be a tad bit lower, however.

Last week Chicago marked its 500 homicide this year. "The city has seen its 500th homicide for 2012, a tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods," said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in a statement last week.

"Every homicide in Chicago is unacceptable to me and the hardworking men and women of the Chicago Police Department, who, this year, achieved a record drop in overall crime throughout our city."

The mayor of Chicago is Rahm Emanuel, who came into office in 2011.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; guncontrol; rahm; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/01/2013 11:02:01 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

No doubt many were murdered because they were not Armed..


2 posted on 01/01/2013 11:09:04 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: dennisw

Democrat firearms violence almost exclusively in Chicago - far, far more of this than by Republicans with legal firearms.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 11:46:02 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Post Toasties

If you take the white population in America I am sure our violence crimes rate is very low and is comparable (or better) with England, Australia, Canada and the more peaceful European nations such as Scandinavia


4 posted on 01/02/2013 12:05:54 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

OK I would agree that there were over 500 homicides in Chicago last year but not 500 murders.Homicide is a death in which another person had some part in the death. Murder is a finding of a court or corners inquest. A murder is always a homicide but not all homicides are murders. For all of these homicides to have been found to be murders that would mean that every one of them had been solved and adjudicated to completion. No way in hell has that happened. If a felon is killed by a LEO while committing a crime that would be a homicide but not a murder. If you shot an armed intruder in your home that is also a homicide but not a murder. These two example are justifiable homicide, not murder.
The people who write these articles know the difference and print lies anyway to make a good story. This is very unprofessional.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 1:10:48 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: dennisw
10,000 VS 532. Notice how we cut the BS thin when we decide that they must be dead. Just what does it matter what the path of a knife or bullet is? Why does it matter that the person today lives when 100 years ago he was dead? You fire into a house and it hits a baby in the brain or sticks in the wall. Mr Montoya fired into a bar last night killing two and wounding others. The corrupt justice system will let him live a full life down the row from the killer of Polly Klass who was also captured red handed.
6 posted on 01/02/2013 1:11:49 AM PST by Domangart
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To: dennisw

It is. black on black violence accounts for over 90% of their fatalities.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 1:12:03 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: dennisw

I’m betting they can make it to 1,000 this year if they put their minds to it.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 1:52:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: dennisw

How many of the deaths were gangs killing each other?


9 posted on 01/02/2013 1:54:10 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting how CNN doesn’t cover this story, or spend an entire week going over each individual who died in Chicago over the last year.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 1:55:51 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Where are Cindy Sheehan, Jesse Jackson, Code Pink, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, ACORN, Int’l ANSWER, the SEIU, Benjamin Crump, Michelle Obama and the rest of that crew?


11 posted on 01/02/2013 2:00:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: hosepipe

I wonder if the shooters were clinging to their bibles.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 2:06:33 AM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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[ I wonder if the shooters were clinging to their bibles.]

Some of the victims no doubt couldn’t even read.. the bible or the Quran..
Some pages of the bible could make good rolling paper..
You buy them bibles, they smoke the pages..


13 posted on 01/02/2013 2:59:22 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: dennisw
the Chicago Police Department, who, this year, achieved a record drop in overall crime throughout our city."

Lets see, murders up, shootings up but crime is down.......What happened, did they stop giving out speeding tickets?

14 posted on 01/02/2013 3:09:35 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: dennisw

A 20% kill rate with all of those shootings!!?? A lot of people can’t shoot straight in Chi-town.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 3:31:05 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: dennisw

Keep in mind that NYC had 2,000 under Dinkins. Yes, NYC has triple the number of residents, but it is still substantially more per capita.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 3:50:09 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: dennisw

How's that gun control working out for you, Rahm?

Thanks to Pookie18 - Today’s Toons

17 posted on 01/02/2013 5:33:32 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
When you point the gun in the general direction of the target without proper aiming and control, you would be lucky to hit with 1 shot in 5.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 5:44:34 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

A 20% kill rate with all of those shootings!!?? A lot of people can’t shoot straight in Chi-town.

19 posted on 01/02/2013 5:46:18 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: jmcenanly

There was a Jamaican gang called the shower posse who would point and spray (bullets)


20 posted on 01/02/2013 5:50:50 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
A 20% kill rate with all of those shootings!!?? A lot of people can’t shoot straight in Chi-town.

Credit medical advancement in trauma care....the same reason we have so few fatalities in military operations.

But we need to take a page from the liberal handbook: they focus not just on the number of troops killed, but also those injured and maimed.

If we did the same with US crime rates, it would reveal the tens of thousands of attempted murders with knives, rocks, bats, cars, etc.

Instead, we allow the media to focus on the homocide rate and link all of it to firearms (which is a lie).

21 posted on 01/02/2013 5:52:02 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: pepsionice

Interesting how Chicago murders are news but the homicide rate is almost double in Baltimore, where I live. I wonder how many other cities have higher rates than Chicago, and how many actual ‘reporters’ even care.

Chicago: - 532 out of 2.7 million = almost 20 per 100000
Baltimore: 217 out of .6 million = more than 36 per 100000

These dead Baltimoreans are nameless also.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 6:01:43 AM PST by maica
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To: maica
I will bet some serious money that most of the shootings in "Bawlemer" were on the west side.

I won't go much further west in the city than the old B&O Rail Museum.

23 posted on 01/02/2013 6:31:47 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Baltimore homicides [all of 2012]
24 posted on 01/02/2013 6:36:49 AM PST by maica
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To: dennisw

Hooray!!!!


25 posted on 01/02/2013 7:01:35 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: dennisw

Somewhere in America the four or five members of the KKK are smiling. Blacks kill more blacks per year than the Klan killed in its entire time of existence.


26 posted on 01/02/2013 7:10:22 AM PST by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: dennisw

Born In Chicago
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
By Nick Gravenites

I was born in Chicago in nineteen and forty-one
I was born in Chicago in nineteen and forty-one
Well, my father told me, “Son, you had better get a gun”

Well, my first friend went down when I was seventeen years old
Well, my first friend went down when I was seventeen years old
Well, there’s one thing I could say about that boy, “You gotta go”

Well, my second friend went down when I was twenty one years, baby
Well, my second friend went down when I was twenty one years, baby
Well, there’s one thing I could say about that boy, “You got it babe”

Well, my blues are alright if there’s someone left to play the game
Well, my blues are alright if there’s someone left to play the game
Well my rules are alright if there’s someone left to play the game.
Oh, they just don’t seem the same, baby


27 posted on 01/02/2013 8:08:22 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: maica
West of the Jones Falls Pkwy. Interesting to see how further north the murders run.

The City sure went to heck after Willie Don Schaefer (RIP)

28 posted on 01/02/2013 8:55:18 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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