Chicagoland: Homicides through September 2017

Homicides in Chicago have decreased by more than 7 percent compared to this time last year. Through September of 2016, there were 568 homicides in the Windy City. Through September of this year, there were 525.

That is a 7.57 percent reduction in homicides. That is terrific news. However, young American men are still dying. In fact, hundreds of young American men have been dying every year in Chicago for decades. Decades!

Hopefully this decreasing trend will continue and that the remaining 2017 months will experience lower numbers of homicides than what was experienced last year, which can be viewed in the data table above. Stay tuned for further updates and statistical analysis on this very issue.


Matt has a Bachelor of Science in Systems Science, with focuses in applied mathematics and economic systems, from Iowa State University. He is also a professional member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the International Society for the Systems Sciences and a scholarly member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, which is an International Honors Society for Economics. 

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