There were 405 Coalition deaths in Afghanistan in 2012.
310 of the 405 deaths were Americans.
Meanwhile in Chicago…
There were 532 homicides in 2012.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attributes the rise in homicides, in part, to the broader problem of illegal guns.
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A police officer leaves Noah Foods December 28, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Nathaniel Jackson, believed to be the 500th murder victim of the year in Chicago, was shot in the head and killed outside the store on December 27. (NY Daily News)