Violent July Leaves Chicago Murders On Pace To Exceed 2016, The Bloodiest Year In Two Decades

Tyler Durden's picture

One month ago, President Trump vowed to "send in the Feds" after Chicago's murder rate continued to track roughly in-line with 2016, the most violent year for the city in nearly two decades.


Alas, with the month of July now over, the 'Feds' don't seem to be helping.

With 77 people killed in July alone, murders are up 4% year-over-year despite the federal assistance.  Moreover, those killed as the result of gun violence is up 9%.

Meanwhile, the month of July also recorded one of the city's most violent Fourth of July holidays in history, with more than 100 people shot over the four-day weekend. That's compared to 66 people shot over the holiday in 2016.

According to Chicago police, there have been 417 murders in the city so far this year on a total of 2,202 shootings.


Data Source: HeyJackAss!

As NBC points out, the soaring violence in 2017 comes despite the fact that 5,000 guns have been taken off the streets and gun arrests are up 30% YoY.

Chicago police reported last month that they have removed more than 5,000 guns this year off Chicago streets. The department has also rolled out several initiatives this year, including a high-tech ballistics van that was sent as part of the partnership with the ATF. That same partnership also sent 20 permanent ATF agents to the city, along with federal prosecutors, with the purpose of "prioritizing prosecutions to reduce gun violence, and working with our law enforcement partners to stop the lawlessness.”


"One of the things that I think people miss about this whole violence reduction is the fact that CPD - we’ve recovered over 5,000 guns this year, we’re up 30 percent in overall gun arrests - but the communities being affected, I don’t think they recognize the power that they have in the communities, their voices, to reduce this gun violence," Johnson said.


Not surprisingly, the majority of the violence remains concentrated in a few South and West side neighborhoods.


And, with 7 months of 2017 officially in the record books, here is how Chicago's 2017 murders are stacking up against recent years.


Of course, it's not just Chicago where violent crime is surging as the Midwestern neighbors of Milwaukee, St. Louis and Cleveland have also experienced a 68%, 18% and 33% increase in murders, respectively, compared to 2014.

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The_Juggernaut's picture

Remember the guy who played with grizzly bears and got chomped to death? That's how I view people who live in Chicago.

NoPension's picture

The one who's father told him he'd never amount to shit?

Showed him.

Son of Loki's picture

build a wall around Shitcago and let da peeples there express demselves as the black Democrat mayor of Baltimore suggests.

Art Van_Delay's picture

Some dindus bite the dust. 

Meh, nothing of value has been lost.

Talking about dindus and value, here's a nigger idea:

Colored Man Filed a Patent to Trademark the Word “Nigga”

Stackers's picture

Took a drive down Cicero Ave in Chicago last week.

Like dropping off into some 3rd world country.

Cheka_Mate's picture

Number of Americans struck by lightning in 2015 

269 people out of 320 million (0.84 person per million)

Number of unarmed African Americans killed by police in 2015

49 out of 48 million African Americans (1.02 person per million)


0.83 per million by lightning vs 1.02 per million unarmed African by cop


Let's blame all our problems on "Lightning Strike Victims Matter"

The_Juggernaut's picture

The first time I did a job in Chicago I drove to downtown from the workplace through one of the South Chicago neighborhoods.  I quickly realized that I was in one of those areas where, if anything starts looking wrong, you hit the gas rather than the brakes.  I told the people I was working with about it the next day and they told me that there were only certain acceptable ways to get anywhere.  There were other cities where I saw similar things.  I even worked one place (in Detroit) where they handed me a pistol to keep within reach at all times.


All of those places had one thing in common.

Handful of Dust's picture

<< Like dropping off into some 3rd world country. >>

What do you mean "like" some 3rd world country?

python_snake's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it.!pa64d: Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... !pa65d:

Mr 9x19's picture

as long as crime rate is below birth rate, the population is not stabilized, so i don't see a point to moderate this no problem situation.

armada's picture

Israeli Rahm's Mayor of Chicago = VIOLENCE & CHAOS
Israel's AIPAC Controls US Government = ENDLESS WARS & MIDDLE EAST CHAOS

Is America CURSED because of IsraHell?

pods's picture

I don't think guns are the problem. 

Probably something in those areas. Hmmm. 


Future Jim's picture

What does this say about the legacy of the brilliant young man?


Leave them neighborhoods alone. They are solving the problem with no police, no courts, no civil siuits, and less medical care. 

If anything, give them more ammo and range time so they can do an even more efficient job of cleaning up " diversity " 

chubbar's picture

Exactly. Also make sure no whites go anywhere near those neighborhoods so that they can't be blamed for any of those deaths.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Violent July Leaves Chicago Murders On Pace To Exceed 2016, The Bloodiest Year In Two Decades


Much could be said about Chicago and many large American cities, but what is the point?

Handful of Dust's picture

Build that wall!


...and make Rahm Emanual pay for it!

jvetter713's picture

Or said another way...

If you choose to live in the jungle, sooner or later you're going to have to deal with the animals.

johngaltfla's picture

Damned good thing there is a gun ban.

That works so awesome, er, yeah.

Dsyno's picture

My thoughts exactly. They said if they outlawed guns, then outlaws would no longer have guns. 

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Wow, just imagine if they didn't have a gun ban!

Dsyno's picture

"Wow, just imagine if they didn't have a gun ban!"

Ya, then law-abiding citizens might be able to defend themselves. Can't have that.

stormsailor's picture

lets start a bullets for chicago charity.

Catahoula's picture

Save taxpayer resources. Let the Democrats fall

Yen Cross's picture

 Crickets from the Emanuel clan.

johngaltfla's picture

Emanueal: Damned Republican gang bangers.

Lumberjack's picture

Nice place to take kids to a presidential library. /s

Hey kids! Wanna see a real life video game?

True Contrarian's picture

If niglys roll with guns, niglys gonna get shot. Fo real.

Ye feel me homey.

Elmo Blatch's picture

The people that own those little stores that sell candles, stuffed animals, balloons,and Miss You Bro T-shirts are making bank.

silverer's picture

I'll have to admit, it's a crude method of population control. I would also think most of those victims were on some kind of welfare or assistance program, so it's also a crude method of cost control.

MaxThrust's picture

Bad people killing other bad people. Seems ok with me.

NoPension's picture

Generally gangbangers and thugs. Let them kill each other faster, I say. And no rushing to the trauma center.

Mazzy's picture

Yep. Yep.  And the gangs will keep recruiting young teenage members.  This is a good thing, especially if they can be killed off before they breed.

stormsailor's picture

do they have a doe day? or just a polly wally doodle all day

yogibear's picture

LOL, Shitcago. Where's the movie, "Escape from Chicago!"?

The libtards in Hollywood would never put down this liberal icon/example called Chicago.

It's the iconic city for all liberals.

UselessEater's picture

Perhaps of interest: A few updates from author of White Girl Bleed A lot and Don't Make The Black Kids Angry... simply a record of black on white violence and HOW it is reported in the USA. The disgraceful.

some great stats and interesting stuff: Downtown White Police

UselessEater's picture

huh just searched Chicago...not nice

how do you guys live this?

In this short clip I noticed this little girls horror at being white. White privilege???? ... she is a child, guess only BLM?


FlKeysFisherman's picture

The real number is probably double.

GeezerGeek's picture

Trump should send in the well-respected Robert Mueller and his cronies, er, associates. On a Friday evening. Unarmed.

It's not like they're doing anything useful at the moment.

Chippewa Partners's picture

That is a great web site......and no the carnage stats!   Libs at work, eradicating their voter base daily.  

just the tip's picture

uh, actually if you look at the birthrate numbers from these neighborhoods in cook county, they pop out at 14 times the rate they are killed.  i did the research in 2012 because i was curious.  don't know what it is present day.

silverer's picture

I guess they're not smuggling in enough guns?

Son of Loki's picture

Three cheers to Rahm!

hoytmonger's picture

St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans all have higher murder per capita rates than Chicago.

In the case of St. Louis, it's more than double.

Something to keep in mind as you're touring ghettoes this summer.

Yen Cross's picture

All tours are hosted by Snake Plissken Ltd.

 Formerly Known as Blackwater then XeServices, under the umbrella of [Academi]

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

Planned Parenthood are envious of Chi-towns stats, maybe an advocate.

gunbunny's picture

But.. When the players are offing themselves, Planned Parenthood doesn't get to make money off of their bullet riddled organs.