- In 2012, there was 509 deaths
- In 2013, there was 422 deaths
- In 2014, there was 426 deaths
- In 2015, there have been 387 deaths as of October.
So, the question still remains when will the killings stop in Chicago? The numbers will go down when the access to getting guns is made harder and better laws that punish those who violate those laws. Having a better presence of police patrol, but I guess one would have to say that folks will have to feel safe and trust police officers.
I like the fact that Rappers like Common and other local artists have come together with a song to try to stop the influence of gun violence in Chicago with a campaign to Put the Guns down. There has to be a better way to get control of gun violence ont he streets of Chicago.
Too many innocent lives are being taken. What other resolutions do you think can be implemented?
Sources of Data:
The data was gathered from http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/shootings