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Chiraq: Chicago Homicide Rate Reaches Levels Not Seen In Almost 20 Years

The murder count in Chicago reached 700 this week. It’s the first time since 1998 that the city has seen such high numbers.

Joseph Anderson, a black man who died with a gunshot wound to the face, is at least Chicago’s 700th homicide victim for 2016. Jovan Wilson, 15-year-old grandson of  U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, was also one of the victims. He was shot during a home invasion and an argument over gym shoes Friday.

Homicide rates in Chicago have skyrocketed in 2016. The last time the city experienced such high murder rates was in 1998, which saw 703 homicides. – READ MORE