Friday, February 15, 2013
Of the victims of murder in Chicago from 2003 to 2011, an average of 77% had a prior arrest history, with a high of 79% of the 436 murdered in Chicago in 2010 having arrest histories
For the same 2003-2011 period, blacks were the victims of 75% of 4,265 murders. Blacks also were the offenders in 75% of the murders. According to 2010 U.S. Census information, Chicago has a population of 2,695,598 people. The city is 33% black, 32% white (not Hispanic), and 30% Hispanic or Latino in origin. For the 2003-2011 period, whites were nearly 6% of the victims and accused of carrying out 4% of the murders. For the 2003-2011 period, Hispanics or Latinos were 19% of the victims and 20% of the offenders.