- Well from the CPDs own 2011 Murder analysis report we have some data...
433 Total murders in Chicago
361 were shooting victims 83% - Page 22.
Then it gets confusing for the mayor (and cops since the numbers change a little on page 23, but are close, they state 361 shooting murders, then on page 23 say its 362).
351 were shot with a pistol.
1 was shot with a rifle.
5 with a shotgun.
and 5 "unknown".
Assuming ALL of the unknowns are rifle shot. We can't say these are even "assault rifles" but lets assume even though statistically all unknowns being rifles and all being assault rifles is a reach.
That's 6. SIX total, as compared to 351 with all the assumptions in the mayor's favor. More than likely none of them were rifle shot (seeing how known incidents show a 1:351 ratio of rifles to pistols).
So basically an assault weapons ban does nothing, even if you could magically collect them all right?
1 out of 362 is 0.27% of the murders...
6 out of 362 is 1.6% assuming all of the numbers fall the Mayor's way.
Darn those statistics anyway!