2016 Chicago Homicides Even Higher Than Originally Reported

Tyler Durden's picture

2016 was a record breaking year for the city of Chicago, unfortunately just not in any positive ways.  Throughout 2016 we noted several grim milestones that plagued the Windy City: the deadliest month in 23 years, the deadliest day in 13 years, 4,300 people shot...the list goes on and on.  And, as we noted a couple of weeks ago, when it was all said and done Chicago was thought to have recorded around 762 murders in 2016 (see "Chicago Violence Worst In 20 Years: 'Not Seen This Level Of Disrespect For Police Ever'").  To put those numbers into perspective, Chicago recorded over 20% more murders in 2016 than New York and Los Angeles combined, despite having a fraction of the population.

And as bad as all those figures are, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the actual number of homicides recorded in Chicago in 2016 were even higher than the official police data would suggest.  The discrepancy is largely due to the fact that the Medical Examiner's office tallies “homicides” while the official police data tracks “murders," which exclude intentional killings that are deemed "justified" (e.g. police shootings).  So while the official police data suggests there were 762 murders in 2016 the county numbers reflect 812 homicides including all of the "justified" killings.

The record-setting violence in Chicago is even worse than announced as new evidence shows the city suffered 50 more homicides last year than the numbers publicly reported in the past week.


The city posted a decades-high homicide count of 812 in 2016, per the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. That’s 15% greater than the 762 murders reported by the city's police department.


The discrepancy is largely due to the fact that the county tallies “homicides” while the police number counts “murders.” Murders are defined as violent acts subject to criminal prosecution. Homicides, according to the medical examiner, include instances “when the death of a person comes at the hand of another person. This does not imply that all homicides are murders that would be subject to criminal prosecution.”


The city police count is also lower because it excludes violent, intentional deaths if the act is deemed justified, including police killings of residents.

Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of Chicago's homicides came a result of gunshot wounds while ~80% of the victims in Cook County were African American.

Gun violence is the leading cause of death for victims of homicide in Chicago with 725 decedents being felled by at least one gunshot wound.


African Americans also bore the brunt of the violence in Cook County, which includes Chicago. They accounted for 710 of the county-wide total of 915 (88% of which occurred in the city). Men comprised 90% of the homicide victims in the county.

On a positive note, after a violent opening weekend to the year (see "3 Killed, 27 Wounded As Chicago Opens 2017 With A String Of Murders"), shootings and murders over the past week seem to be much lower than the run-rate for most of December.  Per HeyJackAss!:

Chicago Murders


And while we would like to hope the recent data points to a less violent 2017, the collapse in shootings seems to be perfectly correlated with a 5-day period of frigid temperatures that likely kept Chicago's violent youth indoors for a few days.

Chicago Murders

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Tarshatha's picture

Democrats are so violent.

No wonder they always want to ban guns.

BaBaBouy's picture

How Many of these murders are actually solved ???

RAT005's picture

Global cooling is keeping a chill on the hood....but the thaw and spring are coming very soon.

Syrin's picture

They really need to fix this problem.   I think they should ban murder.

Manthong's picture

Well, I guess the good news is that extra 15% last year, most of them likely gang bangers, can no longer kill the next 15% that will not be reported this year.

I do not think this regression works very well.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Has anyone been missed ? "No Sir, we don't miss none o'them, they was all kind of A-holes from the git-go."

What a sad state of affairs, the young braves do not see their own people getting wiped the fuck out ? Not a one of them asks himself where the problems really derive from ?

Pappa doc Duvalier would have felt at home. Primitive tribal warfare allowed to run it's course in the authorized shooting zones. Democrats have not been this successful since they formed the Klan.

Manthong's picture

Interesting you should bring up Duvalier(s)…

As I have often told family and friends:

Chicago had “Papa Dick” Daley…

And “Baby Dick Daley”… damn well near the same difference.


Papa Dick is dead.

Baby Dick needs to be drug out of his Michigan lakefront mansion or Florida retreat and be brought to justice for his egregious crimes against the citizens of the City of Chicago.


..btw   family and friends almost all do not have a clue.


NewHugh's picture

That's why Shitago is a sanctuary city: to bring in more disposable statistics...

SweetDougisaTwat's picture

It would be best to start by banning Negros.

AlaricBalth's picture

Abner Garcia's mother supported her 18 year old son's decision to join the Army. As Chicago residents, she feared more for her sons life had he stayed in Chicago and truly believed he would be safer being deployed to the Middle East. Upon being honorably discharged after serving a tour, he returned to Chicago and his mother.

Shortly after his return Abner was shot by a gang member and killed on a Chicago street.

Garcia was a member of a mentoring program at the YMCA that pairs youths with veterans.

Rahm Emanuel, no words can describe how vile you must be.

Son of Loki's picture


"Yes we can!"

Justice Department’s Lowrenta, to find constitutional abuses by Chicago police: sources




Legacy, Bitches!

Chapulin Colorado's picture

The states with the most gun violence are all Democrats.  We don't need to get rid of guns, we need to get rid of Democrats.

Son of Loki's picture

And the cities with Dem mayors, especially. You usually get an associated libtard DA who is soft of hard criminals so they get bail easier and easier parole. Of course, the result is soaring violent crime.


We had to fight off a whole slew of Dem challenegrs that came out of no where last election. All Dems, all Black and all funded by ....can you guess whom?......................................Soros! Their only platform was "social justice."


Luckily, they were all defeated by common sense incumbents. But it was scary since this is the first time an outsider has come in to my small country with hundreds of thousands of dollars to push an agenda.


The area's with the most gun violence are in fact all Democrat-Progressive areas of the country.  They also have the strongest gun control laws BY FAR than anywhere else in the world.  

Great Deceivah's picture

Correction: The states with the most gun violence are all full of (Democrats) niggers.  We don't need to get rid of guns, we need to get rid of (Democrats)   niggers.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Colin Flaherty's new Youtube site:

Don't make the black kids angry.  I recommend watching all of the videos to get a good idea of the Black youth, and some ideas on why they are wilding.


Since black youth are programmed by liberals to think they are perpetual victims of white racism, then it is ok to kill whitey.

It is no accident that Chicago is ground zero for Liberal looney tunes behavior.  Why?  This town is Khazar central.  Our friends who immigrated to the U.S. starting in 1880 to 1926, were Bolsheveiks.  They lied, like usual using Kol Niedre, and pretended to be Polish Christians.   Instead they were Crypto Jews from pale of settlement or poland.

Our Friends then infested creating Jew York, and Chicago perversion.  The University of Chicago is a hotbed of false neoliberal economic "banking" doctrine.  

Columbia University in New York was the center for Frankfurt School propaganda (cultural marxism and anti-evolutionary doctrine).  The anthropology department at Columbia even used Shabbos Goys as front men, a typical maneuver for our Friends.

Basically, these people are liars, thieves, and charlatans, who spread hypnosis to protect their parasite status.

Take a good look at Rham Emanuel, and look closely at a dual shitizen who is protecting his in-group.  He could give a damn about anything else.

Any country that allows dual shitezens to hold public office (as the U.S. did starting in 1967) is asking for trouble.  Reap the whirlwind.


LaurelMaryCecilia's picture

all true .... appreciate the part about cultural Marxism and Frankfurt School.  One comment tho....  they are mostly killing EACH OTHER - not whitey.  These young men are savages without even a thin veneer of civilization.  It is a tragedy that these young men should be so lost to themselves, their families (if they even have one) and to our society.   Tough love is what's needed........ not  more welfare, gobm't programs, 'understanding,' 'dialogue'  etc., etc., etc.  First step is to respect life from conception to natural death.  

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charlie303 (not verified) MEFOBILLS Jan 12, 2017 9:21 AM

Since black youth are programmed by liberals to think they are perpetual victims of white racism, then it is ok to kill whitey.

Most of the violence is black on black.

I agree the liberal value of always being the victim, of never, somewhere down the line, taking responsibility for your state,

has become extremely unhealthy.

I get that many of them just want to be baby gangsta niggas or hip hop rappers

who were raised by welfare queen man hating hos.

But I feel there are other dynamics at play here.

The numbers are too high.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Most of the violence is black on black



Did you watch the videos? The black on white crime is off the charts as well.

charlie303's picture
charlie303 (not verified) MEFOBILLS Jan 16, 2017 6:06 AM

yes I watched some of the videos

IntTheLight's picture

White woman with infant carjacked by black at target on south side. White guy going to work at black Chicago public school killed while walking to school. Chicago not safe for whites who are liberals and don't see race.

SweetDougisaTwat's picture

The problem is unsavory and insurmountable--the existence of a cognitively inferior species of human being (the Negro) in a cognitively-inspired society (Caucasian).  It doesn't work.  It cannot work.  It will never work.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Blasian's are roughly equivalent to whites in IQ and testosterone.  Don't know about their creativity levels, not enough data.

Humanity is due eugenics in future, whether they want it or not.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

The thawing bodies will smell great.

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turnball the banker (not verified) BaBaBouy Jan 11, 2017 11:52 PM

No money in that,best to rape people for doing 1 miles over the speed limit down the bottom of a hill where there has never been an accident before.It"s for the chillrun

rccalhoun's picture

ticket them on their own property....thats the new thang

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Pirates aren't interested in solving crimes.

Stu Elsample's picture

That's hard to do when witnesses refuse to "snitch'....too scared to talk, or not, they would rather be at the mercy of thugs.

Stupid fools. Let 'em eat that flying lead.

Chuck Walla's picture

23% is the current clearance rate since Mayor Tiny Dancer keeps letting the manpower numbers fall. Also, many of the detectives cheated on the test(with dept command blessing) and don't have the quals to solve murders, they are just TPTB supporters, pals, etc.

Elocutionist's picture

The solve rate in Chicago - which shouldn't be confused with convictions - is ~26%. Think of it this way: it's so awful, Chicago can never be featured in any of the myriad cable 'live cop' shows. Since the solve rate is so low and the frequency of murders is so high, Chicago's police could never featured on, for instance, the "First 48." The show's producers would be able only to follow cops from one murder scene to the next. They certainly wouldn't be waiting for the cops to grill and then cuff the bad guys!

junction's picture

Obama will solve Chicago's problems when he returns to live in Chicago after January 20.  Just kidding.

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) Tarshatha Jan 12, 2017 12:44 AM

If you have time...and want to learn about Blacks from a Black.  Watch this guy...watch his videos on his channel...this guy Kicks ass...


MEFOBILLS's picture

David Carroll is another black man who tells it like it is.



UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Democrats should be prohibited from owning any dangerous objects, including pointy sticks.

LetThemEatRand's picture

#Keeping track of dead blacks killed by live blacks matters.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

"Keeping track?" That's why they make dumpsters.

Meat Hammer's picture

If someone would just come knock on my door and take my awful guns away, none of this would be happening.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Holy cow!  We should have known it was you.

Scrubbing Bubblez's picture
Scrubbing Bubblez (not verified) Jan 11, 2017 11:37 PM

The problem is not guns, most white gun owners are responsible citizens. It's the blacks that are most of the problem!

Son of Loki's picture

Wait a second Bubblez, Soweeto and the wookie told us it be the "angry white men" who be causing this violence.


...and then there's "Trump's hate talk" to blame according to Dona Brazile and Rosie O'Donnell, also.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

The blacks aren't the problem...it's the niggers who are the problem.

MEFOBILLS's picture

The blacks aren't the problem...it's the niggers who are the problem


Chris rock, Black people vs niggaz


mtanimal's picture

Does this increase Rham's 2016 performance bonus?


Not yet, but after all these thugs kill each other off, the streets will be safe again and THEN he will get his bonus.

Bob Beachcomber's picture

If guns kill people, why are gun shops usually robbed at night?

CaptainObvious's picture

So the stolen guns don't spontaneously spring to life and mow down innocent bystanders.  Duh.

CaptainObvious's picture

There are many times more guns per capita in my neck of the woods, and orders of magnitude less shootings than Shootcago.  It ain't the guns. 

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

We have a nigger problem in this country.........when are people gonna fucking figure that out?