Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen
Posted on September 3, 2014
It’s that time of year when we lovingly look back on the summer that was. From the start of the Memorial Day weekend to the end of the Labor Day weekend we tallied
149 homicides and an additional 851 850 persons shot and wounded. In keeping with our “More Lead/Less Dead” theme, homicides were down 16% from last summer (yay!) but total persons shot was up 14% (boo!).
Summer 2014 by the numbers:
- 850 wounded
- 886 males
- 115 females
- 25.6 average age
- 32 teenagers killed
- 91.2% of homicides were gunshots
- Avg 1 shooting every 2hrs, 52min
- Avg 1 homicide every 16hrs, 25min
- 17 police involved shootings
- Team Englewood lead w/ 23 killed
Just as Cubs fans have been saying for the last millennium, “wait ’til next year”.