Enlightening Commentary

June Wrap-up

Posted on June 30, 2020

Carnac the MagnificentThis June was a record setting, “unacceptable”, complete and total shitshow. The homicide count ties beats the mid-90s for most ever; the total shot number is 50+ more than our record peak of 482 in August 2016; 111 shot over Father’s Day weekend; tallied a 30 day homicide run rate of 110, and so on… What a disaster.

June 2020: 94 killed, 467 wounded
June 2019: 50 killed, 274 wounded
June 2018: 60 killed, 289 wounded
June 2017: 86 killed, 322 wounded
June 2016: 78 killed, 373 wounded
June 2015: 51 killed, 244 wounded
June 2014: 39 killed, 248 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 89 shot & killed
  • 2 shot by CPD, 0 fatally
  • 2 shot by CCW, 0 fatally
  • 10 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged over 18 people shot per day
  • 2 days were homicide-free
  • 75 in serious or critical condition
  • 86 males killed vs 8 females
  • 3 children fatally shot, 1, 3 & 10
  • 69 teenagers shot, 14 fatally
  • Youngest victim, 1, oldest, 61
  • 32 grazed
  • 6 selfies
  • 34 #ShotInTheAss

We didn’t post a forecast for June given the reverb from the mostly peaceful riots, but we were looking for around 60 homicides (whiffed) and 275 shot and wounded (not even close). Looking ahead, with two disastrous months in the books, July will most likely continue the trend and put up at least 80 homicides and an additional 400 shot and wounded. This will put more distance between last year’s number and keep the pace with 2016 & 2017.