Nearly 125 Shot Dead In Chicago Over
Total Is About Double The Death Toll In
CHICAGO (CBS) ― An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the
summer. That's nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same
In May, cbs2chicago.com began tracking city shootings and posting them
on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters, wire service reports
and the Chicago Police Major Incidents log indicated that 123 people were shot
and killed throughout the city between the start of Memorial Day weekend on May
26, and the end of Labor Day on Sept. 1.
According to the Defense Department, 65 soldiers were killed in combat
in Iraq. About the same number were killed in Afghanistan over that same
Races in Chicago:
White Non-Hispanic (31.3%)
Other race (13.6%)
Two or more races (2.9%)
Asian Indian (0.9%)
Other Asian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because
Hispanics could be counted in other races)
And as always, it remains important to remember that the census definition of 'White Non-Hispanic', is someone whose ancestry is from Europe, North Africa or the Middle-East.
So the actual percentage of Whites (as in people of indigenous European descent) is lower than reported.