Youth Shootings Are Down!
- The youth violence that has too often drawn a national spotlight on Chicago has taken a significant dip, a new analysis shows.
According to a report obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger last year dropped 40 percent over 2012.
Shooting incidents involving Chicago Public Schools students more than halved — dropping 56 percent so far this school year, compared to August through January 21 of the previous school year, according to the city's analysis.
Notice they use "school year" as a measure. And they only are looking at "youths."
Did you know that shootings among blind one-legged mongoloid immigrants has fallen to record levels, too? Nothing like narrowing the category in order to push a statistical agenda.
And then there's something else that might have had an effect on shootings.....what could it be again?