The Violence Must Go, Chicago By: @parisxraymond

Chicago, Illinois is the third largest city in the United States. It’s one of the most adventurous cities, where you can find great food, plays, and restaurants. There’s so much to do and so many places to go in Chicago but sadly the beautiful city is not as pretty on the inside. The Chicago land area is one of the most dangerous places in the country where a murder from violence continues on a daily basis.

It’s now 2016 and already, it has been a pretty rough start for the brutal city. Chicago Tribune reported that in just the first 10 days of 2016, three times as many people were shot in Chicago as in the beginning of 2015.  The last time numbers were this high was back in 2012. Although Chicago violence had went down since the years, there were still an extreme amount of shootings and murders reports on the news over the years.  Now since the numbers are shooting up again, it’s safe to say it’s almost better to stay inside.


Since January 1st to February 17th 2016, there have been 370 shooting victims in Chicago. In this month so far, there has been a total number of 30 homicides. 79 total number of shootings and wounding’s. Just in this week so far, there has been a total number of 5 homicides, and a total number of 22 shootings and wounding’s. You can find out more about Chicago violence stats here


With the numbers being up so high, we must continue to try to stay safe.  Although it seems like we can’t control the violence, we can control what’s happening by coming up with programs such as