Enlightening Commentary

October Wrap-up

Posted on October 31, 2018

Carnac the Magnificent With the JVD trial wrapping up and the jury delivering a non-riotable verdict, the regularly scheduled maimings and fatalities that no one gives a crap about could continue without additional lead inflation.

October 2018: 54 killed, 209 wounded
October 2017: 59 killed, 227 wounded
October 2016: 82 killed, 348 wounded
October 2015: 31 killed, 203 wounded
October 2014: 39 killed, 215 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 46 shot & killed
  • 2 non-fatal police shootings
  • 1 self defense homicide
  • 4 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 8 people shot per day
  • 5 days were homicide-free
  • 4 death investigations
  • 35 in serious or critical condition
  • 45 males killed vs 6 females
  • 33 teenagers shot, 9 killed
  • 8 grazed
  • 1 selfie
  • 12 #ShotInTheAss

Unlike the Cubs, our October forecast of 45 homicides with an additional 215 shot and wounded was in the ballpark. Last year November tapped the brakes and closed with 41 homicides with an additional 165 wounded. It’s likely this November will not require new pads and rotors and continue on at a similar pace with 50 homicides plus another 200 wounded. Our year end homicide forecast is currently trending towards 580-590 but wouldn’t take much to top 600.