Skip to comments.Good news from Chicago: Only 413 murdered Americans this year
Posted on 01/01/2014 4:33:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Good news from Chicago: The catastrophic murder rate in the Democratic-controlled city was slightly less catastrophic in 2013 than in 2012.
Only 413 Americans were shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death in the city, where all 50 aldermen are Democrats. Most of the victims in the blue-voting city were African-Americans or Hispanic, and very few were white.
Still, the citys Democratic leaders cautiously cheered the deaths of the 413 Americans, more than one victim per day, which included one young woman who marched in President Barack Obamas 2013 inauguration parade.
We continue to make significant progress in reducing crime rates to historic levels, and gains are being made in all communities across Chicago, said a statement from Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The 413 murders are good news for our children and families [and] we will continue working until everyone enjoys the same sense of safety, said Emmanuel, who worked as Obamas first chief of staff.
Weve seen a major decrease here, said the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a radical, Democrat-affiliated priest in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and a former community organizer who worked with Barack Obama in the 1990s. However, Chicagoans must be very careful that now people dont kind of lull themselves into a sleep, he said, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
The toll of 413 dead is down from the 2012 score of 503 dead. Chicago has a population of 2.7 million and has only had Democratic mayors since 1931. By comparison, New York, with more than 8 million, suffered only 333 murders year-to-date as of Sunday.
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Chicago murder rate down to only 413! Is it safe to go there now?
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I’m not sure - Do I detect just a bit of sarcasm here?
I had to check to be sure that this article was not satire. There is NOTHING that I like about Chicago.
Just a tad...
You notice that they don’t note the number of shootings. I think more of the victims are getting prompt medical care and are surviving.
They need an ammo resupply, stat!
“They need an ammo resupply, stat!”
Maybe the extreme increase in cost for ammo, has now started to affect the murder rate. The inner-city of Chicago has now finally begun to feel the affects of the depression.
I agree. A better depiction of gun-related violence would be shootings per 100,000 population.
The numbers being reduced are those of the Black and Hispanic youth who were just about to get their lives on rack as soon as their rap records started selling.
While the loss of life is always a tragedy, some people need to be purged in order to make way for a better society. Perhaps this is the only way. (sarc)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Chicago police shoot 4 in two South Side incidents
By Peter Nickeas Tribune reporter
6:05 a.m. CST, January 1, 2014
Four people were shot by police in two incidents in the first two hours of 2014.
An interesting question would be how many gun registrations did they have in each of the years.
Guns are forbidden in Chicago.
All DEMOCRAT-OWNED, all poverty-stricken. Top 10 for 2013: