Chicago Leads the Way in Total Murders for 2021
According to a report by Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge, Chicago recorded the most murders of any major city in the United States in 2021.
Such a feat made it the most violent year for Chicago at any point in the last 25 years
Per data published by the Chicago Police Department and recounted by the Associated Press, the city recorded 797 homicides. This figure represented the most homicides in Chicago since 1996 and more than any other city in the U.S. The total for 2021 was 25 higher than in 2020 and 299 higher than in 2019. On top of that, there were 3,561 shootings in 2021.
“We all know this has been a challenging year here in the city of Chicago,” Police Superintendent David Brown recently declared at a news conference. “Too many families are reeling from the loss of (loved) ones due to senseless gun violence.”
Brown observed that the majority of the violence came from conflicts between gangs and was largely centered in the city’ infamous south side. Durden observed that some of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods are located in Austin, North Lawndale, Auburn-Gresham, West Garfield Park, West Pullman, South Shore, Roseland, Near West Side, South Lawndale, and Washington Heights.
To address the issue of rising violence, the city has plans of hiring additional officers in the upcoming year.
“There will be more officers on the street, not just in patrol cars or behind desks, to interact with all Chicagoans,” Brown stated.
Surging crime is a national development, especially in blue states and cities.
The corporate press will likely blame guns or phantoms such as “white supremacy” for the problems Chicago is currently facing. In reality, Chicago’s questionable policing policies and criminal justice policies —such as Cook County’s decision to remove its gang database because it featured data that were allegedly racially insensitive — are the primary factors behind Chicago’s alarming crime surge.
However, don’t expect Chicago or Illinois lawmakers to even get this.