Enlightening Commentary

May Wrap-up

Posted on May 31, 2019

Carnac the MagnificentSpring Training wrapped up with the wettest May on record which just so happens to top last May’s wettest ever record. No matter the weather, watch for the decrease in the increase spin to make no headlines.

May 2019: 57 killed, 202 wounded
May 2018: 54 killed, 265 wounded
May 2017: 59 killed, 269 wounded
May 2016: 69 killed, 339 wounded
May 2015: 50 killed, 281 wounded
May 2014: 47 killed, 230 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 52 shot & killed
  • 5 fatal stabbings
  • 3 fatal police-involved shootings
  • 3 non-fatal self defense shootings
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 8 people shot per day
  • 2 days were homicide-free
  • 3 death investigations
  • 42 in serious or critical condition
  • 49 males killed vs 3 females
  • 37 teenagers shot, 9 fatally
  • 10 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 13 #ShotInTheAss

Our May forecast got waterlogged and fell short of the predicted 60 homicides with another 275 shot and wounded. However our not so wild guess that Memorial Day weekend would be the usual shitshow regardless of what the new mayor says or hopes the CPD does or doesn’t, did come to pass. Now with the Summer Shooting Season underway, June should put up around 60 homicides with an additional 250 shot and wounded. This puts us in the decrease in the increase ballpark versus last year’s 59/289 box score.