Chicago Ends 2020 with 769 Homicides As Gun Violence Surges
The number of homicides and shootings in Chicago spiked dramatically in 2020.
- Published 1 January 2021
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CHICAGO (AP) — The number of homicides and shootings in Chicago spiked dramatically in 2020, ending with more bloodshed than in all but one year in more than two decades, statistics released by police revealed. After three years of falling homicide totals, 2020 ended with 769 homicides — 274 more than the previous year and the most since the 784 homicides in 2016. The latest shooting victim figures told the same story, with the year…