zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 17, 2016 8:15 PM
The level of crime in Chicago these days is more on par with certain violent third-world countries than other U.S. cities. In fact, we recently pointed out that Chicago has recorded more homicides so far in 2016 than Los Angeles and New York, combined, despite having a fraction of the population (see “Chicago Records “Most Violent Month In 20 Years“).
With 3 days left in the month of August, the city of Chicago has recorded 84 homicides making it the deadliest month since October 1996 when 85 homicides were committed. In fact, as the Chicago Tribune points out, YTD through August, Chicago has recorded more homicides than New York City and Los Angeles, combined. So far Chicago has recorded 487 homicides in 2016 compared to 222 in New York and 176 in Los Angeles. This staggering data comes despite the fact that Chicago’s total population is roughly 20% the size of New York and Los Angeles.
The latest wave of violent crime came on Friday when an arsonist set 7 fires in the Lower West Side neighborhood of Chicago. The fires killed at least one man and has left as many as 40 people homeless according to The Chicago Tribune and ABC.
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