Chicago just saw 500th murder of 2016 – but doesn’t have highest per capita murder rate

[Ed. – It does have the biggest predictive factor of exceptionally higher murder rates in common with the other “hot-runners,” however.  Look for the “D” after the mayor’s name.]

This was predicted back in July by, well… pretty much everyone, but it’s now come to pass. While many of you were out enjoying an extra bit of rest over a long Labor Day weekend, a different sort of historic moment was being marked in Chicago. The city recorded its 500th homicide for the year, setting a record which hasn’t been seen since the height of the crime epidemic back in the nineties. In only eight months the city has seen more murders than the already staggeringly high body count for all of 2015. …

CNN is correct, however, in pointing out that Chicago isn’t actually posting the highest per capita murder rate in the country. The others on the list are:

New Orleans – Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Democrat
St. Louis – Mayor Francis G. Slay, Democrat
Detroit – Mayor Mike Duggan, Democrat

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