Some interesting tidbits from the Chicago Tribune regarding the 500th homicide victim and more...
At age 32 the 500th victim told a friend- “He was just telling me he was trying to straighten his life out,”
According to both police and his neighbors, Martinez was affiliated with a local gang and was known as a Latin King.
The city will finish 2012 with the highest number of murders in the country, statistics show
Blacks make up about 33 percent of the city’s population, but African-Americans made up 75.6 percent of the homicides this year, statistics show. According to police data, 378 homicide victims were African-American.
Hispanics make up about 29 percent of the city’s population. This year there were 82 Hispanic victims gunned down, or about 16.4 percent.
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