Enlightening Commentary

February Wrap-up

Posted on March 1, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent February is almost always the quietest month of the year but this February was anything but quiet by besting last year’s shitshow.

February 2017: 48 killed, 166 wounded
February 2016: 46 killed, 156 wounded
February 2015: 20 killed, 59 wounded
February 2014: 22 killed, 54 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 46 shot & killed
  • 2 stabbed
  • 2 fatal police shootings
  • Averaged 7.5 people shot per day
  • 10 days were homicide-free. Success!
  • 7 death investigations
  • 30 in serious or critical condition
  • 42 males killed vs 6 females
  • 44 teenagers shot, 7 killed
  • 7 grazed
  • 2 selfies
  • 7 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, March brings spring-like weather which means more outside activities involving groups and ultimately more people catching lead. The bottom is now in and spring training for the summer shooting season begins. We’re looking for 50 homicides plus another 275 shot and wounded.