Gangs and Politicians: How Gang Crime Stacks Up

While the number of murders in Chicago has leveled off in recent years, the percentage that were gang related has increased, and the city’s murder rate remains among the highest in the nation.

While the number of murders in Chicago has leveled off in recent years . . .

Number of murders

 

. . . the percentage that were gang related has increased . . .

Percentage of gang-related murders
PERCENT GANG RELATED, AMONG MURDERS FOR WHICH A MOTIVE WAS DETERMINED

 

. . . and the city’s murder rate remains among the highest in the nation.

Murder rate in U.S. cities
MURDERS PER 100,000 PEOPLE IN THE EIGHT LARGEST U.S. CITIES IN 2010

 

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Sources: Chicago Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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2 years ago
Posted by otis

Great story. I hope that people will read it, and actually do a little research before blindly voting in the next election. It is more important than ever to consider reducing the size of our aldermen from 50 to at least 30. There is NO need to have so many. It just affords more of them greater oppourtunities to be corrupt.

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