Democrat-Controlled Chicago Hit with 55% More Murders in 2020

The Democrat-controlled City of Chicago just experienced one of its most violent years in its history as a massive wave of murders soaked the Windy City in blood in 2020.

During 2020, Chicago suffered 3,237 shootings, Time magazine reported on December 30. That is an increase of more than 50 percent from the 2,120 incidents reported in 2019.

The city also saw a 55 percent increase in murders over last year.

Violence committed against police officers also rose precipitously in Chicago.

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Per Breitbart News:

Violence against police has been especially affected. The Chicago Sun-Times highlighted in early December that Chicago police officers had faced a three-fold increase in shootings directed at officers.

“Chicago police officers have been shot at 71 times this year, and 10 officers have been struck by bullets,” the article noted. “In the same period of 2019, officers were shot at 18 times, with three officers struck by gunfire.”

A website that tracks violence in Chicago reported that Chicago has suffered 3,455 people shot and wounded, and 792 total homicides, with 719 of those dying by gunfire.

Meanwhile, Chicago’s utterly useless, left-wing mayor proposed cutting $80 million from the Chicago Police Departments budget for the coming year.

That seems like a great idea, huh?

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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