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Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides,
more than 16 percent increase over 2011

Chicago Tribune, by Jeremy Gorner

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Posted By:markinalpine, 1/1/2013 6:37:43 PM

Chicago ended the year with 506 homicides, according to an unofficial tally released today, making 2012 the first year the city has had more than 500 homicides in four years, and marking an increase of more than 16 percent over last year’s total. Crime experts caution not to read too much into year-to-year increases in homicides, especially since 2011’s and 2010’s 435 homicides were the lowest the city had seen in more than 40 years. But Chicago’s tally in 2012 was the highest since 2008 and the second highest since 2003.

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They obviously need more gun control.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 1/1/2013 6:44:39 PM     (No. 9093641)

Sorry for the good ppl that we´re caught in this RAT hell. For the rest my give a drn meter isn´t moving, sorry. Sometimes electing RATS forever has consequences, no?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/1/2013 6:45:37 PM     (No. 9093642)

Nice going, Rahm ! I hope every Chicago resident who is angry about this sends him a dead fish.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 1/1/2013 7:24:15 PM     (No. 9093665)

Well, it´s confirmed. Policies that were utter failures everywhere else they were tried failed in Chicago too.

No, there will be no changes in the approaches used in dealing with crime. Hey, a boatload of cash has been spen-- ´scuse me, invested in the means for gov´t to do the wrong thing for the wrong reasons "in response." And lots of votes are produced for the Dems from that cash.

There´s still no evidence that anything short of the People finally standing up and doing for themselves what their hired agents [gov´t] have failed to do will be enough.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dipi, 1/1/2013 7:43:25 PM     (No. 9093689)

Thinning the herd.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Peacekeeper_US, 1/1/2013 7:47:16 PM     (No. 9093691)

Drudge says 532 murders...who´s right?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/1/2013 7:49:56 PM     (No. 9093695)

And to think --- Chicago has very stringent gun laws. Amazing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/1/2013 7:54:18 PM     (No. 9093700)

Once again...

This is the community that zippy organized.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: federale, 1/1/2013 7:58:07 PM     (No. 9093705)

Chicago should retrain its official homicide counter because conflicting Chicago homicide totals were issued during the past several days.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rocco49, 1/1/2013 7:58:23 PM     (No. 9093708)

I wish he´d move there tonight, #8, and do the whole country a favor.You know his daughters are protected by ELEVEN armed guards at the Sidwell school, dont ya? So is David Gregory´s kid.

DEMOCRATS ARE THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITES AND LIARS EVER BORN ON THIS PLANET!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/1/2013 8:33:42 PM     (No. 9093749)

Wow, I wonder how high the number would have been if Chicago didn´t have all those gun control laws?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Beca, 1/1/2013 8:39:37 PM     (No. 9093754)

Chicagois a cesspool. Obama is widening that trait to the whole country.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tedward, 1/1/2013 10:32:27 PM     (No. 9093906)

There were fewer Murders back when the Mob ran the city ~ especially if you factor in Mobsters killing Mobsters !!! Think about it !

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/1/2013 10:44:09 PM     (No. 9093915)

I love to see the benefit of things. Only a few million to go.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/2/2013 4:30:01 AM     (No. 9094131)

Emanuel´s version of utopia that he wants everyone to emulate actually has more homicides than military deaths. Unbelieveable.

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