The following statistics from DNA info are estimates and have not been vetted for absolute accuracy
The following statistics from DNA info are estimates and have not been vetted for absolute accuracy; however, they are a good approximation and may be used for the purpose of this journal:
Male population over 14 years of age, Chicago, IL
Homicides with firearms
Assaults with firearms
Homicides – others
Percentage of male population subject to criminal assault and homicide 3.6%.
As a comparison, there were 629 traffic deaths in the state of Illinois in 2016.
Using what you have learned in this unit, if you were elected as the mayor of Chicago, what actions would you take to eliminate criminal behavior as the leading cause of death in your city?