Bloody month in Chicago puts death toll past 700 mark

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION -

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.

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