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Study: Half of Chicagoans have witnessed a shooting by the age of 40

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, by the age of 40 half of Chicagoans have seen a shooting, with 14 being the average age when they personally witnessed it, PJ Media reports.

The study, conducted by researchers from Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology as well as Oxford and Harvard, tracked 2,000 Chicagoans for 25 years to middle age.

The study found that blacks and Latinos, at 50%, were twice as likely to have witnessed a shooting than whites, where only 25% saw a shooting.

Not all were just witnesses to a shooting, in the case of Blacks and Hispanics, 7% of those studied were actual victims by the age of 40, compared to just 3% for whites.

READ: Half of Those Under 40 Have Witnessed a Shooting in Chicago at an Average Age of 14 Years Old

Over the past few years, there has been a barrage of complaints about how the state and the city have taken a soft-on-crime approach to dealing with the criminal element which has contributed to the growing violence:

RELATED: Veteran Prosecutor Leaves Democrat-Run Chicago with Blistering Farewell: ‘I Will Not Raise My Son Here’

One of the warnings that Jesus gave about the end times is that the days leading up to Christ’s second coming would be like the Days of Noah (Matthew 24:37-39).

To find a better explanation of what the Days of Noah were like, we have to turn to the Book of Genesis, where we find this description:

11 Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for humanity had corrupted its way upon the earth. (Genesis 6:11-12 NASV)

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