(Republicaninformer.com)- In Chicago in 2022, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) administration recorded around 600 fatalities.
According to reports, 580 individuals died in Chicago between January 1 and October 31, 2022. The month of October 2022 had 61 homicides.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported on November 5, 2022, that there had been 584 fatalities in Chicago overall.
WTTW noted that between January 1, 2022, to November 2, 2022, more than 3,000 persons were shot in Chicago. Combining fatal and non-fatal gunshots results in that number.
On Halloween night in Lightfoot’s Chicago, 14 people were shot in a single incident, according to Breitbart News. According to CNN, three of the 14 victims were youngsters aged 3, 11, and 13.
Around 9:30 p.m., two shooters opened fire from a car while the victims watched a vigil.
According to Chicago police superintendent David Brown, the gunshot was a drive-by that was over in a matter of seconds. Police are unsure of the shooting’s motivation or whether it was “gang- or retaliation-related.”
There were 250 shootings and 67 homicides in just June, which is equal to the number from October 2021. That includes a shooting spree on Halloween night in the Garfield Park area, which left at least 11 people and three children injured.
The Chicago Police Department’s top aim, according to Police Superintendent David Brown, is to improve all facets of public safety. Coordination of our efforts across all tiers of government and within each of our communities is one of the most crucial elements in achieving and maintaining development.
Last month, Chicago police officers found 940 illegal guns, or more than 30 daily on average, bringing the yearlong total to 10,778. Of those, 678 were undeclared “ghost” guns, and 904 were assault rifles.
In addition, 1,409 vehicle hijackings were reported in 2022, a 2% decrease from 2021, but the number of arrests for carjacking-related offenses has increased by 18% year-to-date.
In a statement, police chief David Brown said, “Our heroic officers continue to work for the people of Chicago to make every community safer, often at tremendous personal risk.”