1,700 Shootings in Chicago Since January -- 318 People Killed

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | August 6, 2018 | 12:22 PM EDT


Over the weekend, 74 people were shot in Chicago and 11 died, and since January 1, 2018, there have been 1,700 shootings in the Windy City and 318 people have died by homicide, according to the Chicago Tribune, which tracks the attacks and murders.

For comparison, only 3 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan this year so far. In Iraq, 12 U.S. soldiers have been killed this year, casualties.  

As of Monday, Aug. 6, in Chicago, 318 people have been killed this year, reported the Chicago Tribune crime team.  That is 110 fewer homicides than in 2017, for the same time period, Jan. 1 - Aug. 6. Last year, by this time, 428 people had been murdered in Chicago.

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In the last 365-day cycle -- Aug. 6, 2017  to Aug. 6, 2018 -- 569 people have been murdered in Chicago. In those deaths, 487 people were shot; 7 were beaten; 10 were assaulted; 10 were "other"; 23 were stabbed; and 32 were "unknown" cause of death. 

According to the Tribune, the "other" homicides could include death by vehicle, trauma, strangulation, or child abuse. 

Most of the homicides occur in the South Side and West Side of Chicago. 

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In terms of race, the Tribune reports that in the last 365 days, 414 of the victims were black (not hispanic); 54 were Hispanic; 52 were not known; 47 were white; 1 was Black/hispanic; and 1 was Asian. 

Among the victims over the last 365 days, 508 were men; 60 were women; and 1 was unknown. 

Chicago has some of the strictest gun-control laws in the country. 

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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman