Chicago Murder Rate Up 60% in 3 Months
Originally Posted by 25yretcoastie
How many crimes are comitted in Chicago by ppl with guns they are not to have ?????????
CHICAGO — Homicides in Chicago spiked by 60 percent during the first three months of the year despite an increase in police resources in some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, according to new police crime statistics.
The Chicago Police Department data showed that nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter compared with the same three months in 2011.
Chicago police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel say the city has increased efforts to combat gang crime, including adding officers and other resources in trouble spots such as the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Police blame much of the violence on the city's more than 70 active gangs and their tens of thousands of members. The mayor has urged residents to take a stand against gangs in their communities.
The police statistics show 120 homicides from Jan. 1 through April 1, compared with 75 over the same period in 2011.
Chicago's gun ban has been a dismal, colossal failure, which is why flaming anti-gun a-hole Rahm Emanuel wants to register all the guns in Illinois. He claims law-abiding Illinois FOID card holders are selling their guns to criminals in Chicago. It's embarrassing to be breathing the same air as people this stupid.