Bloody month in Chicago puts death toll past 700 mark
CHICAGO | Chicago experienced more than twice as many homicides in November this year as during the same month in 2015, and more than any November in nearly a quarter century,
according to police statistics released Thursday.
The 77 homicides recorded last month bring the city’s 2016 total to 701, with a month still to go until year’s end. It is the first time Chicago has eclipsed the 700 mark in a year since 1998, and puts the city on a pace to end 2016 with nearly 300 more homicides than were recorded last year.