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Kevin W says
Murder rate in Chicago last year was half that of St. Louis. I think the crime issue in Chicago is greatly exaggerated by those who want us to believe that if we 'take away' guns people will start dying in droves. Factually it seems average.
My comments had nothing to do with taking away of guns. I lived there for 26 years "Over the course of the war ((since 2001, around 2,000 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan compared to the 5,000 gunfire victims in the Illinois city.". 17/100,000
teamrn, by murder rate it is still a fairly average city. Your Afghanistan comparison is a good example of dramatics vs. reality.
Still, 17/100,00. Chicago is a city of EUGHT MILLION. So, per year, if my midnite math is right that's 1360/year
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This is based upon FBI crime statistics. Violent crime rate per 100k/murder rate: Florida (487/5.2), Illinois (414/5.8), Colorado (308/3.1), New York (406/3.5), Tennessee (643/6.0).
y minite math was off; I think the murder rate has dropped to 460 or so, but that''s the taking of a human life-too much.
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