The blogger at heyjackass.com has collated Chicagoland crime reports to come up with some startling stats. As you can see above, the CPD only cleared 12 percent of all 2017 homicides (which includes 11 officer-involved shootings). A fact the Chicago police somehow forgot to mention while trumpeting a 15 percent drop in Windy City annual homicides (92.4 percent of which were firearms related). heyjackass.com cautions that . . .
“the [clearance] rate has nothing to do with criminal proceedings and convictions (or lack thereof).”Yes, well, according to this, a homicidal gang banger has an 88 percent chance of not being charged with murder. Or did I, the original math-challenged gun blogger, miss something?