Enlightening Commentary

Summer Lovin’

Posted on September 7, 2016

Grease: Summer Lovin'Another “completely unacceptable” Summer Shooting Season has come and gone and what a shitshow it ended up being. Our generous prediction of 225 homicides and 1,000 wounded was no match for a 93 homicide August or a 75 ventilated Memorial Day weekend.

Summer Stupidity Tally*: 263 killed, 1,296 wounded
Summer ’15: 212 dead, 999 wounded
Summer ’14: 169 dead, 847 wounded

A breakdown of the Season’s stupidity shows:

  • 239 shot & killed
  • 11 stabbed
  • 13 killed via other means
  • A person killed every 9 hours, 12 minutes
  • A person shot every 1 hour, 34 minutes
  • Austin, Garfield Park & Englewood – 30% of homicides, 32% of shootings
  • 15 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 11 police-involved shootings, 2 fatal
  • 214 in serious or critical condition
  • 242 males killed vs 21 females
  • 344 teenagers shot, 42 killed
  • 67 grazed
  • 7 selfies
  • 74 #ShotInTheAss

The current trend puts 2016’s final numbers around 700 homicides with more than 4,300 people shot. Those numbers should put the outrage meter somewhere between “totally unacceptable” and “absolutely unacceptable”.

*Summer ’16 = 100 days, 18 hours or 2,418 hours
Summer ’15 = 107 days, 18 hours or 2,568 hours
Summer ’14 = 100 days, 18 hours or 2,418 hours