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2016 is already the bloodiest year in Chicago over the past 20 years.

Фото: Depositphotos

Фото: Depositphotos

During a long weekend to Labor Day in Chicago (Illinois), the 500 murder occurred over the 2016 year.

Such statistics made 2016 the bloodiest year for Chicago over the past 20 years, writes CNN.

If you compare the number of murders in this city with New York or Los Angeles, then their level in Chicago is much higher than in other cities.

However, Chicago is not the capital of the murders in the United States; New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Newark remain the bloodiest cities.

But the situation in Chicago is very exciting: at the beginning of 2000's, the homicide rate in the city was fairly stable, it began to grow from 2014, and continues to rise.

500 murders by the end of August is very serious, as in 2015 the city's total number of murders in a year was 480.

In Chicago, a very big problem with firearms, which is associated with the majority of murders. On average, around 82 shootouts occur per week in Chicago.

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