762 murders. 12 months. 1 American city.

Feb 16, 2017 | Archives, Socially

There were 762 murders in Chicago in 2016. It was the deadliest year in nearly two decades.

There was more than a 50% increase in murders in just one year. Chicago hit 500 homicides before the end of the summer in 2016. In 2015, the city had less than 500 homicides total.

But Chicago isn’t necessarily the murder capital of the United States.

New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Newark all have higher figures when you drill down to a per-capita rate…

We often point to Chicago’s alarming homicide numbers, but the real tragedy in this city are the victims and the families left behind.

One child age 16 or younger is murdered in the city every week on average. This has been happening for more than a quarter century…

[Full Report – CNN.com 1/2/17]

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