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"Shootings are really attempted murders. These are shootings not to scare but to kill, these are bullets hitting bodies," Dr. Arthur Lurigio, a professor of psychology and criminology at Loyola University Chicago, told me. "And that's what we should be calling them: attempted murders."
"It's just a gamble that they get a few dollars; your life isn't worth more than a few dollars to them," he said. "The most you looking at getting is 10, 20 dollars, something like that, and you don't value a human life more than that?"
originally posted by: shawmanfromny
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: shawmanfromny
251 days out of 365 (I think)... makes it about 2 murders a day.
What a sick society we live in
This is not representational of all America, nor the vast majority of American cities.
No, what a sick micro-society that Chicagoans live in.
"Four US cities have a place among the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world (on the basis of murder per capita statistics).
When planning your next trip, you may want to avoid some of the cities we’re about to mention. In 2015, they ranked among the world’s most dangerous places on the basis of murder cases per capita.
Caracas, Venezuela has risen to number one spot with 119.87 murders per 100,000 beating out San Pedro Sula in Honduras which had the top position in 2015, with 171.2 murders per 100,000 people per year but dropped to second at 111.03 in 2016. The number is surprisingly high in comparison to the most violent cities in many other countries.
In the US, for example, St. Louis, with its murder rate of 59.23 per 100,000, is still a much safer place to live than the world’s most dangerous city. Illegal drug distribution, extensive poverty, and gangs all combine to affect the living conditions in Caracas and San Pedro Sula, the help make those city so notorious.