August’s 50 (Now 51)
Posted on September 1, 2015
Just like how February is the low stupid mark for any given year (strategies are working!), August tends to be the high stupid mark (guns!). The number of homicides came in slightly lower than last year (numerous death investigations pending), but the number of people shot hit a recent record.
As for our August prediction, we were under for one and over on the other: “…we’ll predict a total of 56 (+/-4) homicides plus another 300 (+/-10) shot and wounded.” Swing and a miss!
Final Stupidity Tally: 51 killed, 311 wounded
Last August’s Tally: 54 dead, 250 wounded
A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:
- 47 shot & killed
- 4 killed via other means
- 6 ongoing “death investigations”
- 4 police-involved shootings (1 killed)
- 49 in serious or critical condition
- 45 males killed, 5 females
- 82 teenagers shot, 9 killed
- 19 grazed
- 4 selfies
- 19 #ShotInTheAss
- 46 shot in Englewood vs just 12 in July
September acts like a summer month only with the bonus of after school brawls. Last September tallied 46 homicides and 211 shot and wounded, therefore we’ll predict a total of 45 (+/-4) homicides plus another 260 (+/-10) shot and wounded.