Violence in Chicago spiked over the weekend as, according to the Chicago Tribune, the city recorded its largest mass shooting since 2014. In total, 8 people were murdered in just this past weekend and another 40 were wounded. In total, 605 people have been murdered in Chicago so far in 2016, a staggering 45% increase versus last year, while 3,475 people have been shot versus only 2,441 a year ago.
The number of murders reported by local law enforcement agencies jumped by more than 10% in 2015 from the year before, according to crime data released by the FBI on Monday. Violent crime overall rose by 3.9%, though the total was ...
Violence has seen a bit of a spike in Baltimore over the past few days, with reports of multiple shootings over Memorial Day weekend alone.