Posted on January 24, 2020
On January 25th, 2013, we launched a questionably named site with the simple idea of illustrating “Chicago values”. At the time, Rahm was only in his second year, GMac was the police superintendent and “crime is down” was the phrase du jour. Our humble beginnings started with just a handful of charts, no shooting statistics (just homicides) and no commentary.
In the past seven years, we’ve recorded over 4,000 homicides, nearly 20,000 shot and wounded and hundreds of “death investigations” which have resulted in over 350,000 stupidity-related data points.
Thanks to everyone who has visited, emailed, followed, linked, liked and/or donated over the past seven years.
– The HeyJackass Crew