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As Statista details, 500 people have been murdered in Chicago this year, more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

The number of homicides has hit a 20-year high and the city hasn't experienced a single day without someone being murdered since February of last year.

A BBC report on the violence in the Windy City compared the number of deaths there with U.S. war dead in Afghanistan and Iraq.

This chart shows homicides in Chicago compared to American war dead in Iraq & Afghanistan since 2001.

Infographic: Murders Are Spiralling Out Of Control In Chicago | Statista
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And this is in a city with some of the strongest gun control laws in the nation. Where are the BlackLivesMatter leaders?