Saturday, September 6, 2008

Iraq Safer Than Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) ― An estimated 125 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

In May, began tracking city shootings and posting them on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters, wire service reports and the Chicago Police Major Incidents log indicated that 125 people were shot and killed throughout the city between the start of Memorial Day weekend on May 26, and the end of Labor Day on Sept. 1.

According to the Defense Department, 65 U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in Iraq. About the same number were killed in Afghanistan over that same period. - Cbs2Chicago
Sucks for Chicago. This may just be a classic example of cherry picking, though.

1 comment:

  1. Well, the majority of people in Chicago are not trained soldiers with advanced body armor and more than enough weapons to kill a good 50% of the people IN Chicago. I wonder how many Iraqis killed other Iraqis in that time period.


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