Gawker reported today that in 2013, Chicago was at its least “murder-ridden” state since 1965.
The murder rate dropped to 415 murders in 2013, down from 2012’s 503.
I have the answer as to why it was at its “least murder-ridden” since 1965 last year — just about everybody there’s already been murdered. You can only kill people for so many years (in Chicago’s case it has been 48 since it went down in such a high percentage) before you run out of people to kill.
It’s just basic math.