Enlightening Commentary

September Wrap-up

Posted on October 4, 2016

CarnacComing off the gigantic shitshow that was August, it was unlikely that September would best its calendarial neighbor. This September was nearly an identical replay of last September, only last September was the worst month of 2015, this year it’s a distant 5th.

Final Stupidity Tally: 64 killed, 302 wounded
September 2015: 63 dead, 303 wounded
September 2014: 46 dead, 211 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 61 shot & killed
  • 3 killed via other means
  • 8 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 1 police-involved, non-fatal shooting
  • 2 CCW-involved shootings, 1 fatal
  • 55 in serious or critical condition
  • 62 males killed vs 2 females
  • 71 teenagers shot, 10 killed
  • 17 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 21 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, October usually starts the yearly slow down as the weather turns with street corners and porches becoming less target rich. Last October posted just 31 homicides with an additional 203 shot and wounded. Seeing how this year continues to easily outpace last year, we’ll predict 55 homicides plus another 250 shot and wounded with the 600th homicide being tallied mid month.