Enlightening Commentary

So Long Farewell

Posted on September 6, 2013

sound-of-music-goodbyeAnother summer in Chicago has come and gone and now it’s time to lovingly look back at the summer that was.

From the start of the Memorial Day weekend through the end of the Labor Day weekend, we tallied a total of 173 homicides and another 717 shot and wounded. In other words it was average despite all the #CrimeIsDown chatter because:

  • 2012: 172
  • 2011: 163
  • 2010: 173

Summer 2013 by the numbers:

  • 173 dead
  • 717 wounded
  • 782 males
  • 107 females
  • 27.6 average age
  • 143 blacks killed
  • 36 teenagers killed
  • 138 killed < 35 years old
  • 19.4% shot-to-kill ratio
  • 7 police involved shootings
  • 59 shot in the head
  • 38 shot & wounded in the ass
  • Team Englewood lead w/ 18 dead

As Cubs fans have been saying for the last 105 years, wait until next year.

-WHT

Posted on Sept 6, 2013 at 8:15 AM