• Cook County Jan 2

    Cook County Saw Record Number of Gun-Related Homicides in 2020

    A record 875 gun-related homicides occurred during 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Friday, breaking the previous record of 833 set in 1994. The medical examiner’s office released the information Jan. 1, as well as preliminary 2020 data on overall homicides, COVID-19 deaths, overdose deaths and suicides. Overall, 970 homicides were reported in 2020, the highest number in…

  • cook county homicides Dec 1, 2020

    Cook County Reports More Than 900 Homicides So Far in 2020

    More than 900 homicides have occurred so far in 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. Of a total 902 homicides between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30 in Chicago and suburban Cook County, 810 were the result of gunshot wounds. In all of 2019, the medical examiner’s office handled a total of 675 homicides. This year marked the…

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