Killing Season Chicago, Wicker Park, July 2011

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Week 10

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Week 10 of summer saw another 10 homicides bringing the total for the summer up to 106. The same time last year, Chicago was looking at about 129 as July moved into August. Thankfully we are slightly behind last year with just over three weeks left of the summer. The total number of homicides in Chicago last year from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day was 168. If we continue to see 10 homicides a week we could have a less violent summer than last year (this is not accounting for total incidents, just homicides). Of the 106 homicides so far this summer only 16 of them have been non-gun related. Last summer the total of non-gun related homicides was 29 of the 168 (21 as of this date last year). The month of August has been a violent one in the past so we will see how these numbers translate in a few weeks.

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