Killing Season Chicago, Wicker Park, July 2011

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Week 9

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After 9 weeks, just over two months of keeping documentation of the violence taking place in Chicago, there have been 94 homicides accounted for in the media. I have found an additional 4 that seem to have slipped through the cracks, bringing the total to at least 98. The total number of years of life lived that were abruptly ended by violence in Chicago so far this summer is 2,484. That makes the average age of the victims 26.4-years-old. With an average of 1.4 people killed everyday since Memorial Day.

If this sounds like a lot, it is a huge improvement over 1974, the worst year on record for Chicago homicides with a toll of 970 murders. That averages out to about 2.6 people killed a day.

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