Chicago Suffered One Shooting Every 3.6 Hours In 2012

By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | February 15, 2013 | 2:15pm EST

According to police data reported by the Sun Times, Chicago experienced a shooting every 3.57 hours in 2012.

The Sun Times reports that the number of murders in the city of Chicago for 2012 was 506, or more than one per day and nearly 10 per week.

The number of shootings however, was almost five times the number of homicides with police reporting 2,460 for the year.

There were 366 days in 2012 or 8,784 hours.  That means that Chicago experienced a shooting every 3.57 hours.

President Obama will travel to his hometown city of Chicago today to discuss how the nation should take to fighting gun violence - but I doubt he'll mention the above statistics.

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