Chicago just had its most violent 24-hour period the city has experienced over the last 60 years According to a new report, 18 people were fatally shot on May 31 in Chicago, making it the most violent.
The University of Chicago Crime Lab just released a new report stating that the 18 people killed on May 31, while the city experienced looting and George Floyd protests, was the most violent day in the city since 1961.
The record for deadliest day was August 4, 1991, when just 13 people were killed in Chicago, according to the Chicago Crime Lab.
‘We’ve never seen anything like it, at all,’ Max Kapustin, Crime Lab senior research director told the Chicago Sun-Times of the number of fatal shootings on May 31.
Kapustin added that ‘I don’t even know how to put it into context. It’s beyond anything that we’ve ever seen before.’
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that 65,000 calls were made to the city’s 911 line – for all services, not just shootings.
On a typical day in Chicago, only 15,000 are received by the city’s 911 operators.