Chicago: Cook County, Ill. Eclipses 1,000 Homicides for First Time Since 1994

Nick Kangadis | December 1, 2021
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Folks, I’ve been writing about the violence in Chicago for years now. For the last two years, I’ve come out with a roundup of weekend shooting victims every Monday. One thing that I’ve gathered between covering the city’s violence, and having grown up in north suburban Chicago, is that nothing ever changes. The names and faces might change over the years, but the leftists that run that city - and have for the past 90 years — have only turned that city into the far-left “utopia” they always talk about.

Speaking of “utopia,” Cook County — the county in which Chicago resides — reached a milestone this week.

According to CBS 2 - Chicago:

For the first time in more than 30 years, there have been more than 1,000 homicides in Cook County, including 777 in Chicago alone.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said, as of Tuesday, the county’s homicide total stands at 1,009, with more than a month still to go in 2021. Of those, 927 were gun-related homicides.

The last time Cook County had more than 1,000 homicides in one year was 1994, when there were 1,141 homicides. The record for Cook County is 1,229 homicides in 1991. Cook County had 986 homicides last year, a 40% increase over 2019’s total of 675.

From the numbers I’ve compiled over the last couple of years, weekend shooting victims in 2021 are among the highest in the last 10 years.

In 2020, 329 people were shot and killed on weekends alone, with another 1,706 wounded. So far in 2021 — with one month of the year left to go — 291 people have been shot and killed, and another 1,729 have been wounded.

Keep in mind that the Cook County numbers being reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office are “homicides” only. 

With all that in mind, it’s my duty to inform all of you that I won’t be continuing my weekly, Monday report on the weekend violence in Chicago in 2022. 

I did these reports because I felt if more people knew about what was happening, somebody in that city might do something about it.

Alas, nothing seems to change in that city, and the people there seem to be content with the leadership that contributes to the numbers that are delivered on a daily basis.

I never thought I’d say it, but you’re on your own, Chicago.