Chicago homicides soar in first quarter of 2012 compared with a year earlier - chicagotribune.com Chicago homicides soar in first quarter of 2012 compared with a year earlier - chicagotribune.com Homicides in Chicago soared by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012, continuing a troublesome trend that began late last year. Nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter, Police Department statistics show. The worsening violence comes as the Emanuel administration touts its efforts to combat gang crime and add officers and resources to some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. Chicago police blame street gangs for much of the violence. Another contributing factor for the rise in homicides was the unseasonably warm weather this past winter, according to criminologists, but Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy scoffed at that explanation earlier this year. So which community in Chicago had the highest increase? Englewood. What this article doesn't tell you is the racial breakdown of Englewood. According to year 2000 census data: Black ~98.0% Hispanic ~1.00% Other ~0.80% White ~0.36% Asian ~0.06% Info pulled from: Englewood, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia West Englewood, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yet blacks wonder why whites don't trust them?