- Chicago on Wednesday logged its 500th homicide of the year—the first time the city has reached that threshold since 2008, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
A man was shot to death Wednesday in an alley east of California Avenue and south of 54th Street, the Tribune reported.
Chicago homicides are up 15 percent this year compared to the same period last year, according to RedEye data. Homicides were up 60 percent in March compared to 2011 but the rate has slowed since then.
Here's what McDoofus is hanging his hat on though:
- Eighteen homicides have been logged so far this month; 37 homicides were logged in December 2011, RedEye data shows.
The "official" Department count has us stuck at 498 or 499. For some reason it's always been just below the RedEye tracker this year, so we can only assume something got reclassified somewhere.
Anyone know where the discrepancy is at? Or what? Because there was another website counting that had us at 526 or so, but they included police shootings and possibly vehicular homicides, too from what we heard.