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Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office Surpasses 2019 Homicide Totals

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People of color victims of 95 percent of 2020 homicides

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed 677 homicides this year, surpassing the total of 675 for all of 2019. This puts the County on track to exceed 900 homicide deaths in 2020.

Chicago accounts for most of this year’s homicides with 565 inside city limits. People of color made up 95 percent of all 2020 homicide deaths. Approximately 79 percent of homicide victims were Black, 16 percent Latino. More than 86 percent of this year’s homicides were gun . . .

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