Driving earlier this evening to pick up take out for dinner, found myself listening to radio news. Never do that, if I can help it. But this story sprang out at me.
It’s a crime story. Not usually a staple of this nanocorner of the ‘Sphere©. And it’s our next installment in a ever-lengthening series.
“Hold on, Mudge,” I hear faithful reader protesting. “What the devil does crime have to do with our deepening recession.”
Just about everything.
City crime statistics show increased violence
Violent crime is up 6% in first four months of the year compared with 2007, police say
By Angela Rozas | Tribune reporter |
- 4:52 PM CDT, May 16, 2008
Homicides in Chicago rose by almost 9 percent, while violent crime was up more than 6 percent in the first four months of 2008, compared with the same period last year, Police Supt. Jody Weis said Friday.