For six months in Chicago was 400 murders

For six months in Chicago was 400 murders

Since the beginning of the year, Chicago has seen more than 400 murders, and this sad figure is already higher than last year during the same period.

So, for 2016, the city had registered 781 murder, for the first time in 20 years, Chicago has overcome the «bar» in 700 cases.

For six months in Chicago was 400 murders

And as of August 1, 2016 in Chicago was recorded less than 400 murders, but now they 409 (no current incidents). For July 2017 in the city killed 74 people.

As for the dangerous areas, these were the South and West Side in the Austin and Englewood.

«In fact, this happens not only in Chicago,» he told the Chicago Sun-Times Jeff Asher, which deals with the crime statistics. «In the last two years, the number of murders has increased in dozens of cities. Specifically, the 43 largest cities of the country, although the «leap» Chicago is the sixth among all these cities,» said Asher.

However, according to him, in spite of this, in the whole United States in record times less murders than in the 1980-ies and 1990-ies.

«In comparison with 80-mi and 90-mi in some cities, the number of homicides decreased by 59%,» — said Jeff Asher.