Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous year

January 2, 2017

The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two murders per day, the most killings in the city for two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined.

The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department that underlined a story of bloodshed that has put Chicago at the center of a national dialogue about gun violence.

The numbers released Sunday are staggering, even for those following the steady news accounts of weekends ending with dozens of shootings and monthly death tolls that hadn’t been seen in years. The increase in 2016 homicides

15 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Retired says:

    Obamas home town, if he could the whole US would be like Chicago. More open borders and an influx of drugs.

  • gvette says:

    I think Barry should retire, and live there!

    1. Retired says:

      Supposedly houses were removed next to Obamas house in Chicago [ also known as Shitcity ] on the south side . Don’t know if they still own it or not. The city gave up park land to build his library, what a bunch of fools the leaders are there.

      1. gvette says:

        I doubt Barry will set foot in that city. He wants to live in Washington, to make life miserable for Trump. I’ll agree with you. Fools run Chicago!

  • Tiger says:

    Football star, 15, killed forming human shield to save three girls in drive-by shooting

    A TEENAGE football star was killed as he acted as a human shield protecting three girls from gunfire during a shooting spree.
    Katie Mansfield
    16:32, Sat, Dec 19, 2015
    | UPDATED: 16:56, Sat, Dec 19, 201

    FACEBOOK KNOXVILLE POLICEZaevion Dobson, 15, was killed protecting three girls in a shootingZaevion
    Dobson, 15, was with a group of friends and his brother when a gang of
    three men started shooting in a night of violence that left two dead and
    one injured.

    The teenager, who played football for Fulton High
    School in Tennessee, was shot dead as he acted as a human shield to save
    three girls from three gunmen in a drive-by shooting.

    Tributes have poured in for the selfless teen who died on Thursday night.

    He was a leader. He was a kid that other kids wanted to be around

    High school principal Rob Speas

    His high school principal Rob Speas
    speaking to the Knoxville Sentinel, said the selfless act was
    unsurprising from kindhearted Zaevion.

    He said: “That speaks to his character.

    “As a sophomore, he was a leader. He was a kid that other kids wanted to be around.”KNOXVILLE POLICEPolice have arrested one man in connection with the shootingIt’s
    believed around a dozen people standing near the porch in Badgett
    Drive, East Knoxville where Zaevion was killed when the shooting took
    place at 10.12pm.

    Two other shootings also took place and are believed to be connected, said Knoxville police chief David Rausch.

    of the men involved in the shooting Brandon Perry, 23, of Dallas
    Street, died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center from gunshot
    wounds.FACEBOOKZaevion Dobson, 15, was killed in a shooting spreeKNOXVILLE POLICEPolice cordoned off the sceneThe
    night of terror began when Perry’s mother Lisa Perry, 46, was shot in
    the back in their home in a shooting at 7.18pm, her injuries are not
    believed to be life-threatening.

    A 10-year-old girl in the house was found with no injuries after multiple rounds of bullets pierced the Perry house.

    Police chief Mr Rausch said Perry and a number of other men then drove to the Lonsdale area at around 10.12pm.KNOXVILLE POLICEPolice photograph the crime sceneKNOXVILLE POLICEKnoxville Police have charged one man over the shootingKnoxville
    Police said the men “randomly fired multiple times into a crowd on
    Badgett Drive. Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old Fulton High School student
    and football player was struck and killed after he had jumped on top of
    three girls to shield them from the shooters. No other injuries were

    Hours later, Perry was shot before he rammed a black BMW through a brick wall of an apartment in East Knoxville at around 2am.

    Miraculously the sleeping elderly resident escaped unharmed.

    KNOXVILLE POLICEBassett has been charged with being a felon in possessing a gun and violating his probationOne
    man has been charged with being a felon possessing a gun and violating
    his probation. Christopher Drone Bassett, 20, is being held in the Roger
    D Wilson Detenton Facility.

    Bassett was arrested as he ran away from the wreckage of Perry’s BMW.

    A second man, who also ran away from the car, was arrested and released. understands the second man is due to be charged as investigators work with the District Attorney General’s Office.

    The investigation continues.

    Northern and Shell
    Copyright ©2017 Express Newspapers.
    “Daily Express” is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.

    This kind of bravery the turbaned one O could never understand, I have tried and tried to get something going nationally for this boy can anyone help?

  • Tiger says:

    I want to know where O and the Main Stream Demonia were when thi 15 year old football player, yes black, threw his body over three girls saving their lives? I want to know why his mother was not honored at the WH. I want to know why Trump hasn’t heard about this story and brought it to light? I want to know why children like this, who live in war zones inside of our country and show the valor of only those I know from downrange is not brought out of this living Hell? I want answers. Where are the people screaming his story all over? Why wasn’t it all over FOX? I want this boy to be praised and his mother held in high esteem and I have done what I can so if any of you can do more then let me in on it. This just flew by the wayside.

    1. Retired says:

      The media only cares about Cop shooting a black thug , when the figures are presented that more whites are killed by cops the media is mum. Another point the media does not present is many times criminals do not want to go back to prison and it is suicide by cop.

      1. Tiger says:

        I am so looking forward to O’s leaving.

        1. Retired says:

          You have a lot of company on that issue.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal says:

    When Capone and his boys ran Chic-a-go it was a relatively peaceful city. Oh sure, there was corruption, but it was sort of a nice peaceful kind of corruption, and it was even accepted, as it seemed like everyone benefited. There were illegal bars where people could go and speak easy, there weren’t too many hookers on the streets, they had houses to go to, and work out of. I don’t believe that there were 800 murders during Capone’s entire reign. Sections of the city were kept under strict control, political correctness, or political cowardice was not an issue. Then the feds came, and spoiled everything.
    Now, almost 100 years later the city is in chaos, and why, simply because of left-wit ideology, political correctness, political stupidity, and political cowardice.

  • John Siemens says:

    The city that is the most restrictive in the nation regarding gun control. A sanctuary city that releases illegal alien criminals on the streets. A city that imposes horrendous rules of engagement on police. The home of Obama, who champions criminal behavior against police, loves radical Islamic terrorists and supports open borders for drug trade. The city whose mayor is a buddy of Obama.

    Is there any wonder why Chicago has the worst crime in America?

    1. Mort Leith says:

      I WAS going to post,, but after reading yours first,,
      I couldn’t think of anything to add…

      A libT ard conundrum is the belief that CRIMINALS,, who already ignore existing laws regarding Rape, Murder, etc…

      will magically obey their st00pid gun laws….

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  • James in Texas says:

    And, Chicago is still a “Lawless City” as the only thing that is “against the Law” is being a Policeman, Period!

  • CCblogging says:

    Yep, Chitcago is a gun free Democrat city. So, what does one expect from Obama’s bed wetters.

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