The pandemic amongst other things hit every city and every country hard this year. 2020 was hell and to blame it on the virus but it did make everything worse in some places, and in some laces the police present was hardly there at all.
Food shortages, social distancing from everyone, jobs lost even in places where there already were no jobs, and then because of the m their was also a lot of unemployment money and a lot of fraud going on. A lot of people that never had money before were in positions to get money because right the borers were closed. asks that connection between people is lost behind its blankness. Last year there was only 400… murders in the city of wind but this year the murder rate rose 50% from 400… to 769 and to make that number worse out of the 774 homiceides documented, not to say there are more that aren’t accounted for and haven’t been found out, only 350 of those murders have been solved.
CPD Supt. David Brown has, on many occasions, said a “perfect storm” of factors led to the year’s spike in violence, and a multi-pronged approach is needed to tamp down killings.
“Public safety is an all-hands-on-deck effort that requires not only the police, but street outreach workers, faith leaders, the courts, community organizations, and residents all working together,” Brown said in a statement Thursday. “The best way to reduce crime and violence is to prevent it from happening in the first place by building bridges and trust in the community.”
This means there’s either a lot of killers walking the streets of Chicago or a lot of serial killers with more than one body under their belts. The number of homicides isn’t new for the city its just been years since the number has been that high. The number of homicides have stayed relatively the same at around 400 – 500 a year for the past several years.
What does this spike in murders suggest? And not just in Chicago, but all over the nation. Earlier this year we did another article titled… and it talks about the research done shows that murders have risen all over the country.
After three consecutive years of declining violence, Chicago’s murder tally soared in 2020 as city leaders — including a new Chicago police superintendent — were forced to confront widespread civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Dec. 31, the city recorded 774 murders for 2020, an increase of more than 50% from the 506 murders in 2019, according to a database maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The uptick was felt across the city, as 20 of the CPD’s 22 police districts recorded more murders in 2020 than the year before. The number of overall shooting incidents skyrocketed, too, rising from 2,120 in 2019 to 3,237 as of Dec. 27, 2020.
The police department’s murder clearance rate on the year stands at 45.6%, with detectives closing 350 murder cases in 2020 — the most in a single year since 2005, according to CPD spokesman Don Terry. The department’s clearance rate in 2019 was 53%.
Nearly a quarter of all 2020 murders happened in three West Side districts: Harrison, Ogden and Austin. Together, they accounted for 220 killings over the year, with the Harrison District alone recording 99 murders through Thursday, according to police statistics. CPD officials say detectives cleared 99 murder cases in those three districts in 2020.
What’s more, 2020 gave way to the single deadliest day in Chicago’s modern history. On May 31 — as the city was roiled by protests and looting spurred by the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer — Chicago recorded a staggering 18 murders in 24 hours.
In fact, 2020 will go down as Chicago’s second-deadliest year in the past two decades — behind only 2016, when the city saw 784 murders, according to the CPD. Along with shootings, carjackings also dramatically increased in 2020, rising by 105% from 2019.
Chicago police officers were even targeted. The CPD says 79 officers were shot at throughout 2020, 10 of them were shot. That means ain’t nobody safe. Unlike other cities that also has a high number of homicides for the year Chicago always draws the most attention. Is it be cause of the history if the city and its history with organized and unorganized crime? This begs us to ask a bigger and deeper question…
What will the year 2021 bring for the city of wind… Chicago Illinois?
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