We have reached the tipping point where there is so little crime, we actually end up owing the future a number of aggravated batteries, a few domestics and a dozen or more hot cars - oh wait, hot cars keep going up. Scratch that one.Meanwhile
Five men were killed and at least 18 other people — including two children — were hospitalized after violence in the city this weekend.
Despite the violent weekend, Chicago Police announced Sunday that violent crimes have decreased for the 30th consecutive month and there have been 31 fewer murders this year than through June of last year, a 14.4 percent decrease. The crime stats also indicate a decrease in aggravated batteries, aggravated assaults and criminal sexual assaults.
Are there any actuaries out there who can determine the per capita rate of homicides? We lost at least 200,000 people in the recent census, and since rates are measured in terms of crimes per 100,000, is this a real drop in crime or just a statistical equivalent? And are we still doing that thing with people shot during robberies? And the other thing that negates the FBI ever using Chicago numbers in their crime stats because they're so hinky?
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