DAILYKENN.com -- Ten people were fatally shot in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend. 42 others were shot but survived.
What is it about Chicago, Detroit, and other large American cities that encourage black-on-black violence? What is it about New York City and Atlanta, Georgia that allows those cities to have lower homicide rates?
Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Japan -- an urban area of about 40-million:
The murder rate of 0.3 per 100,000 people is among the lowest in the world, and roughly half Ireland’s rate. (In America, where violent crime is rising at its fastest pace since the 1970s, it is more than 5). Gun-deaths rarely rise above 10 a year.By comparison, the 2015 homicide rate in Chicago was 18.6 per 100,000.
According to wikipedia.com
Non-fatal gunshot victims in Chicago had an overall rate of occurrence of 46.5 per 100,000 from 2006-2012, with a demographic breakdown of 1.62 per 100,000 for whites; 28.72 for Hispanics, and 112.83 for blacks.That is, blacks are 69.65 times more likely to be gunshot victims than whites in Chicago.
From foxnews.com ▼
Days after officials touted a slight decrease in crime, Chicago saw its most violent weekend of the year, with 52 people reportedly shot -- including 10 fatally.
On Twitter, [police department spokesman Anthony] Guglielmi assailed a program known as I-Bond that allows Cook County offenders to be released on a no-cash bond. The program was implemented in 1982 to address jail overcrowding.
But critics long have said it provides criminals a fast way to get back on the streets.
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