Chicago Gun violence has soared in the past months, as data shows a massive increase in violent crime during the first half of each year since 2019. Additionally there have been increases in victims throughout the city, and a correlation of increased violent crime throughout other major cities across America.
Chicago Police data comparing homicides from two years show
- 445 homicides have been recorded in the first seven months of 2021
- 446 homicides happened during the first seven months of 2020
These numbers are significantly higher than those recorded in 2019, when
- 290 people were killed in the first seven months of the year
- Increasing 53.4% from 2019 to 2021.
According to data from NBC Chicago,
In the first seven months of 2021
- 1,973 shootings in the city of Chicago
- 2,471 total victims.
In the first seven months of 2020
- 1,779 shootings
- 2,217 victims
This represents a 10.9% increase between 2020 and 2021 in Chicago shootings, taken from data throughout the first seven months of the year. This data also displays a 11.45% increase in overall Chicago gun violence victims.
In the first seven months of 2019
- 1,210 shootings
- 1,480 victims
This data represents a 63.05% increase in total shootings—within the first seven months of the year—from 2019 to 2021. The data also shows a 66.95% increase in total victims—within the first seven months of the year—from 2019 to 2021.
NBC Chicago reported that during the month of July,
- 614 shootings occurred during July 2021
- 561 shootings occurred during July 2020
- 232 shootings occurred during July 2019
This data shows a startling 164.65% increase in Chicago shootings—just in the month of July.
July 30th – August 1st: 51 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend of August 1st. [8 of the shootings were fatal]
August 6th – August 8th: 73 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. [11 of the shootings were fatal]
August 13th – August 15th: 56 people were shot over in Chicago over the weekend. [8 of the shootings were fatal, one being a 7-year-old girl]
With violent crime on the rise, New York has falling victim to an increased physical violence since the state wide lockdowns last year. Citizens were deemed non-essential, jobs were erased, and many people found themselves unable to pay their rent, mortgage, or bills.
Throughout the five boroughs of New York the pressure continues to build as new measures are set in place such as vaccine mandated small businesses, mask guidelines, all run by a deposed Governor accused of murder and sexual misconduct allegations, and a mayor with less than six months left.
Is it coincidental or is continuing to exist in a pandemic society, leading to more instances of physical violence? Are criminals taking advantage of the disconnect provided by our lawmakers and the ruling class?