Chicago shootings in March are at their highest level in 4 años, [object Window]

The number of shootings in Chicago in the month of Marchand the number of shooting victimsare at their highest in four years, according to data from the Departamento de Policía de Chicago.

The Chicago Police’s Monthly Crime Newsletter on city shootings and crime statistics reported the increases in both the number of shootings and the number of shooting victims in March compared to the same month in the previous three years.
Para 2021, había 233 shooting incidents and 298 shooting victims, [object Window]. En marzo de 2020, había 146 shootings and 175 víctimas; en marzo 2019 había 136 shooting incidents and 165 víctimas; y en 2018 there were also 136 shootings, con 151 víctimas.
      mientras tanto, homicides in Chicago are up 33% in the first three months of the year compared to 2020, while shootings are up nearly 40% for the same period year-over-year.
        It’s a trend also being seen in several major cities in the first quarter of 2021, said Laura Cooper, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. “Some cities are set to outpace last year’s numbers,” ella dijo.
            Experts point to aperfect stormof factors possibly contributing to the spike in homicides, including economic collapse, social anxiety because of the pandemic, de-policing in major cities after protests that called for abolition of police departments, shifts in police resources from neighborhoods to downtown areas because of those protests, and the release of criminal defendants pretrial or before sentences were completed to reduce risk of Covid-19 spread in jails.
            In Chicago so far this weekend, police have reported 24 shootings and one fatality beginning Friday night at 6 pm. (7 pm. Y), according to the agency’s Media Major Incident Notifications system. It’s unclear at this point whether there has been an uptick in shootings and violence across the city this weekend as the department tallies weekend numbers on Mondays.

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