Sub-Chicago and America’s Real Crime Rate

Neighborhood, not citywide, crime data show how deadly some portions of American cities have become—especially Chicago’s West and South Sides.

The NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice, in its annual report on crime, finds that the murder rate in America’s 30 largest cities rose 13.1 percent in 2016—an alarming figure, especially considering last year’s identical increase. Striking a calming note, the Brennan Center’s press release accompanying the report begins by reminding us that “Americans are safer today than they have been at almost any time in the past 25 years.” But downplaying the recent uptick in the homicide rate distracts from the fact that there is more than one America when it comes to violent crime: indeed, 51 percent of all U.S. murders are committed in just 2 percent of the nation’s counties, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

No city more starkly illustrates this disparity than Chicago.

  • Hard Little Machine

    So? Seriously. So what? This is what they want this is what they cheer on. Anyone who lives there who’s not on board is free to migrate somewhere else just all the ‘refugees’ who fled Syria and all the places we pretend are Syria.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Seventy-six percent (242) of Baltimore’s murders occurred in six of the city’s nine precincts—an area that houses 53.1 percent of the city’s 624,271 residents. That area’s murder rate is a scary 72.9 per 100,000 residents. But Sub-Chicago has almost double the population of Sub-Baltimore. Sub-Chicago’s four most dangerous police districts—the 11th, 7th, 15th, and 16th—experienced 273 murders during the period analyzed. With a population of 291,844, it posted a murder rate of 93.5—more than 20 points higher than that of Sub-Baltimore.

    So, the “ghetto” (black) part of Baltimore has a murder rate of 72.9,
    and the the “ghetto” (black) part of Chicago has a murder rate of 93.5

    That makes that part of Chicago the 5th most dangerous city in the WORLD.

    • terrence22

      This is not new – I have heard about the BLACK on BLACK murder rate in Chicago for well over ten years; but never in the Slime Stream Media – it would be RACIST to report on BLACK on BLACK murders.

  • Mark Matis

    I wonder if there could be any demographic connection to this info…

    Third-world cultures? Fourth-world cultures? If you know what I mean. And I think you do…

    • Starlord

      Mmm can’t put a finger on it… a wise man once told me something about how some cultures are better than others…

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    • DMB

      Let’s not forget Detroit.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        That looks fetching!
        The open street fires and twerking hookers really were a nice touch, but that carmageddon Death Race 2000 pedestrian rundown was perfect!

  • DMB