ONE-THIRD Of U.S. Homicide Spike Coming From 5 Chicago Neighborhoods

Murders in the U.S. rose nearly 9% last year, and one-third of that increase came from just a few neighborhoods in Chicago, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of the FBI’s annual 2016 publication, Crime in the United States.

While violent crime (homicide, rape, assault, and robbery) also rose nationwide from 2015 to 2016 — over 4% — the data show the increase was not uniform, but rather concentrated in cities like Chicago and Baltimore.

Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., meanwhile, saw “meaningful declines in violence [that] have been sustained since the 1990s.”

Interestingly, the paper’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis claimed that areas where homicides spiked had a “lighter street presence by police following officers’ high-profile killings of young black men.”

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  • Liberal Progressive

    They must have done it from seeing Trump on television so much. It’s all Donald Trump’s fault!

  • JusticeVegas

    I could not get past The WSJ firewall. That’s odd considering they are always screaming for open borders. Anyhow, it’s no secret that Obama’s old district is included in their analysis. Plus ça change.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Chicongo has been sliding into the abyss of murder and mayhem for decades. Resident Chicongoans of a darker hue also speak their own language which remains largely indecipherable to “outsiders” i.e. everybody else. So while the slide continues, nobody has a clue what the fuck the Chicongoans leading the mayhem are talking about, what they want, what their goal is etc. Finally, most people who have been to Chicongo in recent years find little reason to care about it, its residents, its continuing slide into mayhem, etc.

    Let the urban wildlife have at each other. Hopefully, they will eventually kill each other off. Worse things could happen.

  • greenface

    yet they still whine about red-lining.

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  • Clausewitz

    Yeah, those gun free zones are really working as planned,