This is a Google snapshot of Chicago 2018:
“The Chicago Police Department recorded that at least 74 people were shot in the country’s third-largest city, with 28 of those shootings occurring between Friday evening and Sunday morning. Two men in their 20s were shot outside an East Garfield Park building just hours after two other people were shot on the exact same block Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Police had previously been hopeful that gun violence was on a downward trend after seeing more than 1,400 total homicides between 2016 and 2017…
“… While police have noted that many of the dozens of shootings this week appear to be gang-related, the majority of victims are under 30 including several teenagers and a 12-year-old boy on the city’s Westside. Additionally, a 4-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder Tuesday as she sat with her parents on the family’s South Side porch. A 15-year-old boy was struck in the head by a bullet Wednesday afternoon as he rode a city bus home from school.”
Chicago has the dubious reputation of being the US’ top city for gun violence.
The Chicago Sun Times is calling enough. Through its agency, Ogilvy Chicago, the publication has commissioned a poster series, which features 31 images, each representing a different problem or issue integral to the gun debate.
The series is housed on its campaign website, 31 Bullets. The first message you read is this wake-up call: It’s estimated that there are 10 billion bullets sold in the US every year. That’s 31 for every man, woman and child.
By scrolling down, you can view every poster image and unlock information about the problem. The posters are also available to download and each includes links to partner organisations looking to improve gun control laws.