Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous year

Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous year

  • Jan 02, 2017
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One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended Sunday with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department. The numbers underline a story of bloodshed that has put Chicago at the centre of a national dialogue about gun violence.