Monday, April 7, 2014

Chicago's crime rate plummets after Illinois legalizes concealed carry.

Chicago, known for being the most dangerous city in the US, has seen a massive drop in it's violent crime and homicide rates since the legalization of concealed carry.

In April 2014, roughly two months after the state of Illinois began issuing concealed carry permits, Chicago police announced that the city’s first quarter homicide rate was the lowest recorded since 1958:

- The first three months of 2014 saw 6 fewer homicides than the same time frame in 2013, a 9 percent drop, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

- The first three months of 2014 saw 55 fewer homicides than the same time frame in 2012, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

- Compared to the first quarter of 2013, there have been 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims, drops of 26 and 29 percent respectively, according to police statistics.

- Compared to the first quarter of 2012, there have been 222 fewer shootings and 292 fewer shooting victims.

- Overall crime is down 25 percent from 2013.

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/04/126664-coincidence-illinois-enacts-concealed-carry-law-chicago-murder-rate-plummets-immediately/

- The lizard.

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