Democrat-led Chicago experienced a surge in gun-related homicides in 2020, with several more so far in 2021.
The number of murders in Chicago clocked in at 796 in 2020, and gun-related homicides in Cook County hit 875.
As of Dec. 31, the Democrat-led city recorded 774 murders in 2020, which is an increase of more than 50% from the 506 murders in 2019.
“After three consecutive years of declining violence, Chicago’s murder tally soared in 2020 as city leaders — including a new Chicago police superintendent — were forced to confront widespread civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
At least four people have been killed and 22 others wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this holiday weekend, according to police. https://t.co/XpxFsLY12i
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) January 4, 2021
Ironically, Chicago has tight gun restrictions. Like other Democrat-led cities, they also experienced an increase in violence in early summer 2020.
Despite the violence, the Chicago Police Department cleared about 46% of cases in 2020. They solved 350 murder cases, which was the most in a single year since 2005.
“Public safety is an all-hands-on-deck effort that requires not only the police, but street outreach workers, faith leaders, the courts, community organizations, and residents all working together,” said Chicago’s police superintendent, David Brown.
During the past weekend – the first weekend of 2021 – the Sun-Times reported that 26 people were shot in Chicago, including 4 people killed.
Democratic leadership has continued to fail Chicago, employing laws and restrictions that seem to have no effect whatsoever on citywide violence.
Cities like Chicago will continue to suffer if they allow ineffective leaders to hold office. And unfortunately, more and more lives could be lost.