500 Chicago Murders in 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, city of Chicago

Chicago is a city under siege.

Last night, Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, was shot around 9 p.m. in the 4900 block of West August and pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital at 12:18 a.m His murder is the 500th homicide on record in the city. In 2008, the city suffered 512 murders, ominously, 2012 isn’t over yet and it’s the weekend, a violent time in the City of Big Shoulders.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the 500th homicide in the city that occurred overnight, he said its “an unfortunate and tragic milestone, which not only marks a needless loss of life but serves as a reminder of the damage that illegal guns and conflicts between gangs cause in our neighborhoods.”

“The brave officers of the Chicago Police Department work tirelessly to continually reduce crime, but this is not just a law enforcement issue,” Emanuel said in a statement.

Hours ago, the News Affairs clarified that one murder on the books has not been officially listed a homicide, and thus the official kill count is still 499.

According to police, homicides are up 17 percent from last year and shootings up 11 percent, although the city has not made the FBI’s most dangerous cities list in 2012.



Deputy Editor, Rolling Out


  • Terry
    December 28, 2012

    Wow … just wow. SMH!

  • Steven Matthews
    December 28, 2012

    Good to know that Chi has such tough gun control laws. That way they keep the murders low. . . wait. . .

  • Samuel Crusher
    December 29, 2012

    Awesome, what great news. Black on black crime, “keepin’ it real” y’all, so coo to be a gangsta. So coo to be a dead muffugga, huh? I dont see this as a problem, it’s a solution to unemployment and general scumbaggery as these fools kill each other off. Good work, boyz

    • Patrick Clarke
      December 30, 2012

      Another scum killed innocent children in Newton, Ct. Talk about that.

      • Samuel Crusher
        January 1, 2013

        the difference is that mass-killing is an aberration. Blacks kill constantly, routinely, daily, it’s a normal thing. White dudes just flip out now and then and kill, for blacks it’s a lifestyle.

      • Samuel Crusher
        January 1, 2013

        There have been 32 more murders since this story, for a total of 532 this year. 9 total just on New Years Eve alone, since the bros needed to celebrate. Something tells me these murders didnt take place in white surburbia, or at the hands of some lone white fanatic. Nope, just another week in the ‘hood

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