But Armageddon never happened. Newly released data for Chicago shows that, as in D.C., murder and gun crime rates didn’t rise after the bans were eliminated; they plummeted. They have fallen much more than the national crime rate, but the national media has been completely silent. One can only imagine the coverage if crime rates had risen.
So what happened to Chicago’s Murder and Violent Crime rates after the Supreme Court decision in June 2010 striking down Chicago’s gun laws?
This data is available here. Since murder and other crime rates vary over the course of the year, it is important to compare the same months in 2010 and 2011. Data for other months is available here. I had some discussion on the data for the last half of last year here.
A discussion on what happened in DC after the Heller decision is available here.
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