From the Chicago Tribune
The police department went back and forth for much of Friday over whether Jackson was the 500th murder so far this year, at first confirming it, and then denying it, saying a murder last week had been reclassified as a death investigation, therefore making Jackson the 499th homicide. But by late afternoon, the department once again confirmed there had been 500 murders.
Any of the Naysayers that continually question my homicide and shooting numbers care to remember my post from November 28, 2012 explaining how the city under counts homicide and shooting victims. Chicago
Violence Scoreboard Here's a little snippet- "The city will
classify obvious homicides as "Death Investigation" and not close the case until
the following year, when the city's homicide rate is no longer front page news."Here's one on shooting victims- How does the Chicago Police keep the number of shooting
victims down? and this post listing clear proof that the city under counted their October homicide numbers by 4 City preforms more magic with October crime statistics
and the media eats it up