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Las Vegas Death Toll of 58: Chicago's Tally In 28 Days, Analysis Shows

By Kelly Bauer | October 6, 2017 1:20pm
 Chicago Police officers can be seen in this file photo.
Chicago Police officers can be seen in this file photo.
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CHICAGO — In looking at the Las Vegas' death toll of 58 from the attack on a music festival there, a report finds that the same number died violently in Chicago in 28 days — fastest in the nation.

As a comparison, the New York Times analysis reports that it took New York 130 days to amass 58 dead. Los Angeles took 125 days, according to the analysis.

Second fastest behind Chicago was Baltimore at 68 days.

Click here to see the comparison for nearly 30 other cities.

In Chicago, at least 523 people had been killed so far through September.

September saw at least 259 shootings that left 320 people dead or wounded, according to DNAinfo analysis. Last year — during the most violent years in Chicago's recent history — there were 291 shootings with 350 victims in September.

Of those victims, at least 57 people were slain in shootings in September; last year, 58 people were shot dead in September.

Despite the drop in shootings this September, 2017 remains one of the more violent years in recent memory. Through September, there were 2,212 shootings that killed or wounded 2,784 people, according to DNAinfo analysis.

RELATED: The Victims of Chicago's Violence in 2017 

Chicago leads the nation in total murders but stats compiled by The Trace show that the murder rate is much higher in many other cities, including New Orleans, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta and Milwaukee.