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Chicago: 585 Black Homicide Victims in Last 365 Days

By Michael W. Chapman | April 13, 2021 | 10:13am EDT
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

According to the Chicago Tribune, which maintains an extensive database on homicide and death by gunfire, at least 585 blacks were killed in the last 365 days in the Windy City. These homicides far exceed the number of Hispanics killed (71), whites (43), and Asians (2) in the last 365 days.

In addition, The Tribune reports that 155 blacks have been killed so far in 2021, which is the highest number for the first three months of a year since 2017. 

(Screenshot, Chicago Tribune)
(Screenshot, Chicago Tribune)

"The majority of Chicago homicides are the result of gun violence," states The Tribune, and "[t]he majority of the victims of homicide in Chicago are young, black men."

Looking at the homicide data, there were 155 killings between Jan 1, 2021 through April 8, 2021. Back in 2013, for the same time-frame, there were 84 homicides; in 2014, 75 homicides; in 2016, 164 homicides; and in 2020, 128 homicides.

(Screenshot, Chicago Tribune)
(Screenshot, Chicago Tribune)

Also during the last 365 days, there were 203 homicides which involved death by shooting. 

On top of that, 585 blacks were homicide victims during the last 365 days. The data show that most of the homicide victims are in their 20s and 30s. 

(Screenshot, Chicago Tribune)
(Screenshot, Chicago Tribune)

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