2021 was the most violent year Chicago has experienced since the birth of the 21st century, according to recently released data from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The office reported 820 homicides in the Windy City in 2021, the highest since 1995, when 828 murders were reported, according to the Sun-Times Media Wire.
“We all know this has been a challenging year here in the city of Chicago,” said Police Superintendent David Brown on Thursday. “Too many families are reeling from the loss of loved ones due to senseless gun violence … Too many residents are dealing with the ripple effects of this trauma due to crime in our community.”
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Source: Christian Post