Enlightening Commentary

September Wrap-up

Posted on October 2, 2018

Carnac the Magnificent A late surge of stupidity within the final day of the month put the kibosh on what would have been the lowest homicide total since March’s 31.

September 2018: 46 killed, 208 wounded
September 2017: 61 killed, 273 wounded
September 2016: 69 killed, 301 wounded
September 2015: 63 killed, 303 wounded
September 2014: 46 killed, 211 wounded
September 2013: 42 killed, 154 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 43 shot & killed
  • 0 police shootings
  • 1 non-fatal self defense shooting
  • 4 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 8 people shot per day
  • 7 days were homicide-free
  • 3 death investigations
  • 49 in serious or critical condition
  • 44 males killed vs 2 females
  • 53 teenagers shot, 8 fatally
  • 13 grazed
  • 0 selfies
  • 9 #ShotInTheAss

Last October posted 59 homicides with an additional 227 shot and wounded which reinforced the slow down that started in September. We see more of the same this year and therefore we’re looking for 45 homicides plus another 215 wounded*.

*BIG ASTERISK: With the JVD trial wrapping up soon, chances are elevated, yet by no means guaranteed, for some real stupid shit to go down and is impossible to predict if that’s the case.