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December 28, 2012
[It’s] an unfortunate and tragic milestone, which not only marks a needless loss of life but serves as a reminder of the damage that illegal guns and conflicts between gangs cause in our neighborhoods.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel • Reflecting on the 500th homicide in his city this year, which took place on Chicago’s west side on Thursday. ”The brave officers of the Chicago Police Department work tirelessly to continually reduce crime, but this is not just a law enforcement issue,” Emanuel continued. It’s the first time the city has topped that total since 2008, when there were 512 murders.
12:29 // 11 months ago
September 1, 2011
Holy crap. I had classes with this girl. To friends, family and others affected by this, heartfelt wishes. — Ernie @ SFB
20:59 // 2 years ago
January 1, 2011
DC’s “murder capital” status fades away, and then some
- 131 number of homicides in DC in 2010, down nine percent from 2009 (from 141 killings)
- seven of the last ten years have had fewer than 200 homicides; DC was once the U.S. “murder capital”
- 1963 the last year the homicide total was so low in the nation’s capital source
19:31 // 2 years ago