Enlightening Commentary

September Wrap-up

Posted on October 1, 2019

Carnac the Magnificent Warmer weather allowed for a steady stream of stupid to run up the highest homicide tally since May’s 57.

September 2019: 52 killed, 213 wounded
September 2018: 49 killed, 207 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:

  • 49 (94%) shot & killed
  • 2 (4%) stabbed
  • 1 (2%) strangled
  • A person killed every 14 hours, 6 minutes
  • A person shot & wounded every 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Everyday tallied at least three shot
  • 10 days were homicide-free
  • 94% of homicides were on South & West sides
  • Two ongoing “death investigations”
  • One police-involved shooting
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • 35 in serious or critical condition
  • 48 males killed vs 3 females
  • 42 Blacks killed vs 8 Hispanics vs 1 White
  • Average age of a homicide victim, 29
  • Youngest homicide victim, 15, oldest, 65
  • 59 teenagers shot, 8 killed
  • 7 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 11 #ShotInTheAss
  • 52 shot by the State of Indiana

Last October posted 54 homicides with an additional 209 shot and wounded. This October, we’re looking for another 50 homicides with another 200 cases of lead poisoning. The current trend puts 2019’s final numbers in the 520-540 homicides range which would be just good enough for a “crime is down” parade down State St on New Years Day.