Enlightening Commentary

Fifty One, Now Fifty Two

Posted on September 1, 2013

CarnacBack on August 1st, we said: “August is typically one of the most deadly months of the year. We’re going to forecast 50 homicides (+/-5) and 230 (+/-15) shot and wounded.”

While there are quite a few who are in critical condition and likely on life support, barring those late expirations (Update: +1 late expiration), the month closed out with a total of 51 52 homicides plus an additional 225 shot and wounded. We were “dead” on. Damn, we’re good.

The 51 52 homicides by the numbers:

  • 48 were male
  • 4 were female
  • 41 were shot
  • 30 average age
  • 20 shot in the head
  • 14 shot in the torso
  • 15% shot-to-kill ratio
  • 1 police involved
  • 2 on Safe Passage routes
  • 30 different neighborhoods
  • 5 killed in Englewood
  • 4 killed in West Pullman

Looking ahead to September, we’re going to forecast 40 (+/-4) homicides and 195 (+/-15) shot and wounded. 

-WHT

Posted on Sept 1, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Update on Sept 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM