Chicago Ends a Bloody Year With 762 Homicides

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(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TIME MAGAZINE)

Chicago Ends a Bloody Year With 762 Homicides

Residents And Activists Hold Anti-Violence March After Deadly Year In Chicago
Scott Olson—Getty Images The Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) and Rev. Michael Pfleger carry crosses as they march with other residents, activists, and family members of victims of gun violence down Michigan Avenue to draw attention to the city’s rising murder rate on Dec. 31, 2016 in Chicago.

There were nearly 300 more homicides than the previous year

(CHICAGO) — One of the bloodiest years on record in Chicago ended with 762 homicides and more than 3,500 shooting incidents.

Police released crime statistics on Sunday that reveal rampant gun violence. Not only were nearly 300 more homicides and more than 1,000 more shooting incidents than there were in 2015, but the total number of homicides was the highest since 1997.

The statistics also show that the bulk of the homicides were…

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