Friday, October 24, 2008

Murder Capitol of the US

Chicago has bypassed LA and NYC for the number of homicides in the city:

As CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports, the Chicago Sun-Times pointed out on Friday that Chicago has seen 426 homicides this year through Tuesday, compared with 417 in New York and 302 in Los Angeles.
While the homicide increase is 1% lower than it was last month (down from 15.7% to 14.6%), it's still looking to break 500 for the first time in five years. The increase overall violent and property crime has gone up from 2.9% to 3.5% as compared to last year. 45% of murders are directly gang related.

Meanwhile, there's a 50% school drop out rate, students are being encouraged to ditch class, hundreds of police officer positions are being deleted (after promises of increases), and tax rates are the highest in the nation.

What a wonderful city.

Armed and Safe has more.


Anonymous said...

"tax rates are the highest in the nation."

Even compared to DC's 8.5% (income tax alone)?

Thirdpower said...

Sales tax of 10.25%, not including property, income, fees, licenses, etc.

Anonymous said...

What's a sales tax?

Sorry, couldn't resist.