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Chicago murders decline 42% in first quarter 2013

Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime.
In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent -- reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.
But March, in particular, brought good news for the city and its beleaguered police force: murders down 69 percent, with 36 fewer people slain than in March 2012.
The encouraging figures come after a series of crimes that made Chicago a symbol of urban gun violence.
The nation's third-largest city ended 2012 with the most slayings: 506.


On a strict ratio basis of 506 divided by 4 quarters for 126 murders per quarter in 2012, a 42% decrease would be about 50 murders less for spring 2013, for about 76. Bravo I guess. That might set a new record low if it holds up all year.

Of course, expect to see gunnuts claim it was the new influx of guns into chicago which done did the trick, right? 200,000 new Foids in Illinois, tho last I saw about 30 - 40,000 new foids in chicago.
I hear Pink Foid is having a concert this summer in chicago. Gimme back my bullets.
I'm not gonna go.
Posted by jimmy the one | Tue Apr 2, 2013, 02:12 PM (13 replies)
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