Enlightening Commentary

Summer Lovin’

Posted on September 9, 2020

Bozo's Grand Prize GameThis year’s Summer Shooting Season not only nailed bucket number six to win a brand new Schwinn bicycle and new, crisp 100 dollar bill, it also managed to take home some high end goods courtesy of Michigan Ave retailers and took numerous field trips to the morgue.

Summer 2020*: 343 killed, 1,606 wounded
Summer 2019: 172 killed, 890 wounded
Summer 2018: 210 killed, 924 wounded
Summer 2017: 240 killed, 1,068 wounded
Summer 2016: 276 killed, 1,292 wounded
Summer 2015: 213 dead, 998 wounded
Summer 2014: 158 dead, 848 wounded

A breakdown of the Season’s stupidity shows:

  • 317 (92.4%) shot & killed
  • 14 (4.1%) stabbed
  • 12 (3.5%) killed via other means
  • A person killed every 7 hours, 36 minutes
  • A person shot & wounded every 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Everyday tallied at least six people shot
  • Only eight days did not record a homicide
  • 92% of homicides were on South & West sides
  • 8 police-involved shootings, 2 fatal
  • 41 homicide-linked arrests
  • 293 in serious or critical condition
  • 301 males killed vs 42 females
  • Killed: 285 Blacks, 47 Hispanics, 9 Whites
  • Average age of a homicide victim, 30
  • Youngest homicide victim, 1, oldest, 96
  • 31 kids 12 & under shot, 6 killed
  • 291 teenagers shot, 42 killed
  • 97 grazed
  • 16 selfies
  • 112 #ShotInTheAss
  • 385 shot by the State of Indiana (20%)

The current trend puts 2020’s final numbers in the upper 700s to low 800 homicide range with 4,000 total people shot which is right around where 2016 concluded. Given the current mostly peaceful environment with the likelihood for additional peace outbreaks and involuntary retail redistribution, we very well may see higher tallies.

* The Summer Shooting Season runs from 12p Friday of Memorial Day weekend thru 6a Tuesday of Labor Day weekend. 2014, 2016 – 2019 = 101 days, 18 hours or 2,442 hours. 2015 & 2020 = 108 days, 18 hours or 2,610 hours.