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Violence spiked in Chicago in 2016

Violence spiked in Chicago in 2016

One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended Sunday with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The nation’s third-largest city also had 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by the Chicago police. The numbers underline a story of bloodshed that has put Chicago at the center of a national dialogue about gun violence. The data released Sunday are staggering, ev…
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Turkey faces more turmoil as violence continues

The deadly New Year’s attack on a ritzy Istanbul nightclub has brought more turmoil to Turkey and shown how the conflict in neighboring Syria easily can spill over to threaten Europe’s stability. The mass shooting’s bleak coda came into sharp relief Monday: Islamic State militants claimed the “heroic soldier” who gunned down revelers with a high-powered rifle at the jam-packed Reina nightclub as one of their own as police tried to find the fugitive, who is believed to have escaped in …
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Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous year

The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two murders per day, the most killings in the city for two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department that underlined a story of bloodshed that has put Chicago at the center of a national dialogue about gun violence. The numbers released Sunday are stag…
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