Chicago registers its 500th homicide of 2012 – the highest number since 2008

By The Christian Science Monitor
Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:15 EDT
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Rahm Emanuel’s first full year as Chicago mayor ends on a tragic note: The city marked its 500th homicide Thursday evening, making 2012 the deadliest year in the city since 2008. Overall, Chicago homicides are at a historic low compared to decades past – 928 in 1991, for example. But the last time…

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