Enlightening Commentary

April Wrap-up

Posted on April 30, 2019

Carnac the Magnificent We’re going to assume that with numbers like this, we won’t be hearing much about how homicides and shootings are down vs last year. What a mess.

April 2019: 61 killed, 189 wounded
April 2018: 42 killed, 181 wounded
April 2017: 49 killed, 270 wounded
April 2016: 40 killed, 274 wounded
April 2015: 37 killed, 204 wounded
April 2014: 37 killed, 232 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 60 shot & killed
  • 2 fatal self defense shootings
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 8.3 people shot per day
  • 2 days were homicide-free
  • 3 death investigations
  • 38 in serious or critical condition
  • 49 males killed vs 12 females
  • 53 teenagers shot, 14 fatally
  • 9 grazed
  • 5 selfies
  • 17 #ShotInTheAss

Our April forecast of 40 homicides with another 175 shot and wounded was 50% short on the homicide side of the ledger. We certainly didn’t see a six handle. Anyway, Spring Training continues and will barrel into Memorial Day weekend which is always a guaranteed shitshow regardless of what the new mayor says or hopes the CPD does or doesn’t. No matter the wishful thinking, we’re forecasting a 60 homicide May with an additional 275 shot and wounded which would put slightly ahead of last year’s 54/265 box score and will further close the 2018 vs 2019 gap.