CHICAGO - During the month of October, Chicago's deadly violence showed a significant dropoff as temperatures followed the seasonal pattern of autumn cooling - something Chicago police may want to consider as they strategize to make their city safer.
Thus far in Chicago this year, altogether 370 victims were killed - 303 shot and killed, 1529 shot and wounded. The number of Chicago murders dropped in 2013, compared to 2012, when the city's killings had climbed to 432 by week 42.
Other than October 9, when the day's temperatures high ranged in the mid 70s as several gunmen opened fire in a South Shore courtyard in this year’s first triple homicide, the city's violence numbers dropped dramatically in October, as the temperatures dropped.
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