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Homicides & gun violence are down in Chicago   Culture & Society

Started 1/1/18 by DigYourGig; 110 views.

From: DigYourGig


Gun violence dropped in Chicago in 2017, though the overall number of homicides topped 600 for the second-straight year.

Chicago police said there were 650 homicides in 2017, down from 771 in 2016. The number of shooting incidents also dropped to 2,785 from 3,550, according to The Associated Press.

The department credited the drop to an expansion of technology that allows police to locate where shots have been fired, and quickly dispatch officers to the crime scene.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been an outspoken critic of Trump. Emanuel, who previously served as former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, recently said he has declared the city a “Trump-free zone.”

Shhh, don't say this too loudly, the gun nuts heads will explode!!  If they don't have Chicago to point out how bad gun control is, they have NOTHING>  Or they'll have to start looking in their own backyards (SC would be a good place to start.  N. Myrtle Beach is a pretty bad area and it's NOT because of tourists)

ETA:  They need to get rid of Trump Tower to be a Trump free zone.  I hate that he has polluted my beloved city with his godawful architecture