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Gun-Related Homicides Show Record Numbers in 2021: CCMEO

Office sees second-highest overall caseload in its history

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) confirmed 1,002 gun-related homicides in 2021. (MGN)

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) confirmed 1,002 gun-related homicides in 2021, breaking the previous record of 881 set in 2020. The MEO released preliminary case data for 2021 today. However, opioid overdose deaths and COVID-19 infection deaths both individually exceeded the large number of gun-related homicides the MEO . . .

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