Enlightening Commentary

July Wrap-up

Posted on August 1, 2017

Carnac the Magnificent We figured after overachieving in June, July would pull back a bit but instead it put up mid-90s like homicide numbers. A few more Shotspotters and Hunchlabs should do the trick.

July 2017: 77 killed, 355 wounded
July 2016: 74 killed, 382 wounded
July 2015: 58 killed, 271 wounded
July 2014: 47 killed, 277 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 70 shot & killed
  • 2 fatal PO shootings to blame
  • Averaged 13.7 people shot per day
  • 4 days were homicide-free
  • 1 death investigation
  • 57 in serious or critical condition
  • 73 males killed vs 4 females
  • 58 teenagers shot, 19 killed
  • 25 grazed
  • 1 selfie
  • 20 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead means August and August is almost always the worst month of the year. Last August posted a generational high of 98 homicides with an additional 398 experiencing non-fatal ventilation. It’s unlikely we’ll see the same again this year, but we’re still looking for 85 homicides plus another 375 wounded.