A new study has confirmed that it’s not fair to refer to violent Democrat-run cities like Chicago as “Chiraq” - because that would be unfair to Iraq.
While the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have ended, the study revealed that the data shows those fighting during those wars were significantly statistically less likely to be shot or killed than if they were in Chicago's most dangerous areas instead.
As the Post Millennial reported:
In a study published by the JAMA Network, researchers at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania found that young, military-aged males from "zip codes with the most violence in Chicago and Philadelphia had a notably higher risk of firearm-related death than US military personnel who served during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."
While Chicago and Philadelphia were discovered to be areas where young males are more likely to be shot dead, researchers found during the study of 129,826 young adult men living in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles in 2020 and 2021 that "The most violent areas in New York City and Los Angeles were associated with less risk for young adult males than these theaters of war."
While they were violent to begin with, all four cities in the study (Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, and LA) poured gasoline on the fire in 2020 by defunding their police departments.
The risk of firearm death in Chicago’s most dangerous zip code was found to be three times that of the risk of being killed in combat in Afghanistan, and four times the risk of death in Iraq. Someone living in that zip code has a 6% chance of being shot each year. The top 10% most violent neighborhoods in Chicago all had rates of violence higher than Iraq and Afghanistan.
While this study looked at four U.S. cities, the "more dangerous than a war zone" hardly applies to only these four Democrat-run cities. According to the statistics available through the first-half of 2022, Democrat-run New Orleans, Baltimore, Birmingham, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Rochester, Atlanta, Kansas City, Washington, Richmond, Oakland, and Cincinnati all had higher murder rates than Chicago.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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