Skip to comments.Police: Murders down 50 percent from January 2013
Posted on 02/02/2014 7:48:46 AM PST by rellimpank
Chicago had half as many murders in January 2014 compared to the first month of 2013.
Police reported 20 killings in the month, which had 11 days of subzero temperature and was one of the coldest months in recent years.
The superintendent has said weather is a factor, but its not the only factor, said Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins. It neither causes nor prevents crime.
Overall, Chicago had 50 percent fewer killings than it did in January 2013, when 40 people were murdered; 47 percent fewer slayings than January 2012, when 38 people were killed; and a 29 percent decrease from January 2011, when 28 people were murdered, police said.
(Excerpt) Read more at homicides.suntimes.com ...
-and ,while I think it's too early to have made a difference , just happens to correlate with the beginning of issuance of the long-awaited concealed weapons permits---
Officer Snow and Officer Rain are the best crime prevention assets on the farce, along with Office Chill Factor.
Lets see, its minus 55 wind chill factor outside’ I grab my trusty Glock to cap this dud and low and behold my hand after I get it out of my double insulated glove which I have to take off since my trigger finger can not fit in the trigger freezes to the gun. Nah, it not the cold that drove murders and the number of street fairs down; its good old fashion police work. Does this guy think the world is a jerk?
Here in DC, it’s up 100%!
Seriously cold. Not even the thugs want to be out in it.
Just how many ccw's do you think will actually be issued in Chicago? And, what restrictions will be placed on the new holders?
Detroit police chief credits Officer Armed Citizen with helping to drive the violent crime rate down in 2013. I’m guessing the cold has driven it down considerably this January in Detroit as well.
The Police rarely admit that motivated and capable amateurs can do a much more effective job and civil service time servers.
—my suspicion (and hope) is that the political push from the applicants will become great enough to overcome even the Rhamfester—we’ll know in a year or so—
The demise of global warming is saving the lives of a few brothers....at least until spring...I wonder if they have to work harder to get back to quota?
Wait for a warm summer; they’ll make up for it.
Wish I shared your optimism. Pre-Heller in DC it was impossible to get a handgun. Post Heller, it is only nearly impossible.
--over the last year or so , we have been winning and even a small step in a cesspool such as Chicago is a step in the right direction--
Even the Mexicans have finally figured that out.
—and your tagline says it all—
They’ll catch up this summer...
C’mon it’s the first time it’s been cold in Chicago since....... last winter.
Global Cooling prevents crime - who knew?
..... Yup .... that's cuz they were too busy freezing to death cuz of global warming..
The bodies are prob still frozen and not surfaced yet!
Too cold for the gang bangers to get out on the street corner and shoot each other....or the little seven-year-old girls they usually hit.
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.... Very good point!!! Also .... Due to budget cuts .... the FBEU (Frozen Body Extraction Unit) was shuttered and closed down ... so now they have to wait until spring thaw for them to surface! Look for a massive increase in the body count come spring!
Every summer we're treated to hand-wringing stories about the effect of the long, hot summer on the feral population.
Let’s wait and see if warmer weather brings things back to “normal.” My guess is that “the superintendent” will be eating his words by April. By December we will probably see that the number is up ten percent from last year.
Speaking of taglines, why does yours limit it to guns and explosives?
—yep—I’ve sometimes made the comment that I could leave off the firearms and explosives part—
I think it should stay, but I’d be tempted to go with::
—don’t believe anything the media or government says, especially about firearms or explosives—
Well, this is definite proof that global warming causes firearm deaths, not the firearms themselves.
As of a few days ago, 33,631 CCW applications have been submitted in Illinois (8,000 from Chicago), and the first licenses should actually start being issued in March.
Chicago might drag its feet in issuing licenses to Chicago residents, but that won't stop commuters from carrying (at least the ones who drive in -- you can't carry on public transportation, or a number of other places).
Cheers to the Polar Vortex....saved more black children’s lives in 31 days than Obama has in 50 YEARS!
Now we need some hi-cap polar vortexes.
When half the people LEAVE your town ......duuh, the Crime goes down.
Half million population towns don’t have as much crime as million population towns.
Their aim is worse in extremely cold weather.
So 50 percent of what hugh number?