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Chicago gun violence now costing an estimated $2.5bn a year after over 500 murders in 2012
DailyMail ^ | May 24, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 07/12/2013 4:29:40 PM PDT by South40

• The Windy City is currently in the grip of a crime epidemic
• Already seen over 50 homicides and 170 shootings this year
• Cost of gun crime equates to $2,500 for every Chicago household

Gun violence in Chicago is costing the troubled city a staggering $2.5billion a year according to research by financial group Bloomberg.

The Windy City is in the grip of a crime epidemic having experienced over 50 homicides and 170 shootings already this year and 506 murders in 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/12/2013 4:29:40 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Bu... bu... but.. aren’t guns against the law there?


2 posted on 07/12/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: South40

Bu... bu... but.. aren’t guns against the law there?


3 posted on 07/12/2013 4:33:01 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: South40

This is impossible because Chicago has excellent Gun Control laws.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: South40

The best year recorded for Chicago homicides is about 950 to 970 circa 1971.

Chicago has made some “progress”.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 4:36:37 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: South40
My bank account savings is doing me no good at .10% interest.

I was wondering if I could go to Chicago, find me a mouthy black kid gangbanger and buy a million dollars insurance policy on him and do better.

3 or 4 and your chances of collecting would be exceptional.

Facetious: Yes a little, but it might work.

6 posted on 07/12/2013 4:37:12 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: South40
The Windy City is in the grip of a crime epidemic having experienced over 50 homicides and 170 shootings already this year and 506 murders in 2012.

At that rate, Chicago will have to really step up the pace to match last year's figures. They should be at at least 250 by now...

7 posted on 07/12/2013 4:37:57 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Uncle Miltie

Chirac has excellent gun control laws, but the bullets seem to have minds of their own.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 4:39:20 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: South40

9 posted on 07/12/2013 4:39:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: Venturer

You’d have to adopt him first.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 4:41:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: grobdriver
50 homicides????????????
Only 50? This year is over half over and they only have 50?
Ain’t they even trying anymore?
11 posted on 07/12/2013 4:43:41 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Count me out on that one.

Rather have a rabid pit bull in the house.


12 posted on 07/12/2013 4:45:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

13 posted on 07/12/2013 4:45:35 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Obamaville


14 posted on 07/12/2013 4:46:28 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: South40

Cut costs... use mass graves.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 4:48:04 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Tupelo

I looked. It is way over 50 for 2013. The website even spreadsheets the Chicago homicides by year.

http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/


16 posted on 07/12/2013 4:51:35 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Yo-Yo
At that rate, Chicago will have to really step up the pace to match last year's figures. They should be at at least 250 by now...

This story is from May and the number has risen sharply.

NUMBER OF HOMICIDES IN CHICAGO AS OF July, 4 2013 - 209

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SHOT IN CHICAGO AS OF June 28, 2013 - 1,073

17 posted on 07/12/2013 4:51:58 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Somehow Rahm Emanuel evades credit for this.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 5:00:18 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: South40

Wait until Monday. The weather is beautiful here. It’s prime time for the ferals to thin their respective herds.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 5:00:28 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: South40
Ahhhh... The Liberal bastion of Utopia, Chicago!

Toughest gun laws in the US. Gay Mayor Union run Democratically controlled
Illegal Alien safe harbor city
The dead are allowed to vote as often as they like
Highest Metro unemployment rate, 10.7%
Deadliest city, most homicides
Declared the most corrupt city in America

And on, and on, and on...

20 posted on 07/12/2013 5:02:49 PM PDT by Bellagio
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To: Bellagio

21 posted on 07/12/2013 5:03:33 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Gun Black violence in Chicago is costing the troubled city a staggering $2.5billion a year

Fixed it.

22 posted on 07/12/2013 5:03:47 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: South40
Gun violence in Chicago is costing the troubled city a staggering $2.5billion a year according to research by financial group Bloomberg.

Only by the same creative accounting that led Mayor Richard Daley to conclude that selling the city's parking franchise for 70 years was a good idea.
23 posted on 07/12/2013 5:05:24 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Red Steel

Thank you, I was getting a little worried that someone had cleaned up Chicago.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yeeeeep! They sure do.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 5:15:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Venturer
find me a mouthy black kid gangbanger and buy a million dollars insurance policy on him and do better.

TruTv (Forensics) had one episode where some black lowlifes insured a 20-something kid who was a bit slow, and did him in, collecting the million dollars insurance.

You have to wonder about insurance companies who write policies for hundreds of thousands of dollars on kids with a minimum wage job.

26 posted on 07/12/2013 5:16:14 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Drew68

Indeed. Guns do not kill people, people kill people. In the case of Chicago, black people kill people.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 5:18:33 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Indeed. Guns do not kill people, people kill people. In the case of Chicago, black people kill people.

That's why I get so pissed off when I hear the term "gun" violence. It isn't gun violence. It's black on black violence. Remove black on black violence from the equation and the per capita homicide rate in the United States would be on par with many "gun free" European utopias.

But we're not allowed to talk about this.

28 posted on 07/12/2013 5:26:08 PM PDT by Drew68
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29 posted on 07/12/2013 5:27:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Venturer

Hmmm... That might work.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 5:30:44 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: South40

Another Democratic [sic] party success story.


31 posted on 07/12/2013 5:52:50 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf

How about a breakdown by race? Might be interesting but certainly we all know where that list will go.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 5:58:43 PM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: South40

The problem in Chicago is that the most criminally irresponsible people are the ones with guns (criminals with and without uniforms) with everyone else falling into the victim category.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 6:00:27 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The short list would be the list of all administration officials that are NOT pathological liars!)
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To: South40
i believe that 50 number is of school age children only...
34 posted on 07/12/2013 7:56:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
I don't think so.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Ak3IIavLYTovdHYxbDItQ255eWh1NzBiQXp5cmxRdmc&output=html

35 posted on 07/12/2013 8:00:51 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

ho hum, Democrats shooting Democrats.


36 posted on 07/12/2013 8:10:57 PM PDT by amnestynone
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To: South40
there were 20 murders in the first week of July alone...

Tracking homicides in Chicago

20 homicides in first week of July


37 posted on 07/12/2013 8:25:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

July 4 was a bad but expected weekend for homicide in Chicago. But the article I posted was from May 24 so the July 4 weekend would not have been included in those numbers.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 8:27:35 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
agreed... i'm just saying that number 50 is pure cBS!!!

possibly only children under 10

39 posted on 07/12/2013 8:32:53 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: South40
"The Windy City is currently in the grip of a crime epidemic"

Let me correct this, the Windy City has for decades been in the grip of a liberalism epidemic. Violence and societal breakdown is the normal, expected result of decades of unrestricted liberalism. I think we need Liberal Control, not Gun control.

40 posted on 07/13/2013 4:24:36 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (The Stupid Party, they've earned it.)
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