Enlightening Commentary

August Wrap-up

Posted on August 30, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent Since the end of yet another Summer Shooting Season will be upon us this Labor Day weekend, we figured we post our August Wrap-up prior to the final shitshow and tweak it as needed.

As for August, we assumed that it was highly unlikely that we could match last August’s Shitshow-0-Rahm-a, but we didn’t forecast falling short of January’s homicide count (57).

August 2017: 55 killed, 289 wounded
August 2016: 98 killed, 398 wounded
August 2015: 56 killed, 307 wounded
August 2014: 46 killed, 250 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 52 shot & killed
  • 1 fatal, 2 nonfatal police shootings
  • 4 self defense homicides
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests, yes 2
  • Averaged 11 people shot per day
  • 8 days were homicide-free
  • 4 death investigations
  • 45 in serious or critical condition
  • 51 males killed vs 4 females
  • 64 teenagers shot, 8 killed
  • 24 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 16 #ShotInTheAss

Now that the Summer Shooting Season will come to a close, a relative peace will settle across the heavily taxed land. Unlikely. Last September posted 69 homicides with an additional 301 adding an extra orifice or two. The trend of late is more 2015 than 2016, therefore we’re looking for 62 homicides plus another 275 wounded.