Chicago murder victims mostly black

Seventy-five percent of Chicago’s 2008 murder victims had at least one thing in common. They were black. That’s according to the Chicago Sun-Times’s Nov. 12 analysis of police department data.

All of the police districts with the highest murder rates per
capita–anything more than 20 people per 100,000–were on the city’s
South or West sides, according to the analysis.
deadliest districts were number 11 (which straddles Garfield Park and
the Near West Side community areas) and district 7 (which straddles
Englewood and West Englewood). Those districts had more than 50 victims
per capita, the highest category on the scale, and were the only two
districts with more than 50 murders per capita. By contrast, 64 percent
of the city’s police districts had less than 20 murders per capita.

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