Drowning Pool’s “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor” should probably be Chicago’s new anthem given the unprecedented level of violence thus far in 2016. In fact, Chicago eclipsed 500 homicides over the Labor Day weekend, now standing at 508. Nothing says “Happy Labor Day” like murdering your neighbor in America’s largest open-air shooting range. Thanks in big part to 31 people shot and 9 killed on Labor Day alone, the holiday weekend proved incredibly violent. Welcome to Chicago.
As of 11:30 pm last night, per HeyJackass.com, 2971 people have been shot in Chi-town and 508 killed. To put that into perspective, in 2013, only 2159 shootings were reported for the entire year. We’re only a day or two from eclipsing 2015’s bloody total of 2996 shootings.
As illustrated above, the clearance rate for solving these homicides is less than one-in-five, so there’s little in the way of deterrence that’s likely to change things in the Windy City any time soon.