Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd), a member of the council’s Progressive Caucus, wants a closer look at the numbers, and he and six members of the caucus have asked Ald. James Balcer (11th), who chairs the Public Safety Committee, to hold hearings into the city’s crime statistics.
Bicycles aren’t just a fun way to get around this time of year, they’re also an effective crime-fighting tool, according to Chicago police.
The drop translates to 79 fewer murders so far this year, compared to the same time period last year, police said. The number of murders through July is the lowest for any year since 1965.
The numbers are in, and overall crime is dropping in Chicago.
Chicago’s police superintendent says his department is making a significant dent in the city’s crime rate.
Facing a setback in efforts to reduce gun violence and make Chicago a safer place to live, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that police are focusing on long-term strategies to target street gangs.
The good news: Many Chicago crime rates have dropped. The bad news: Auto theft has spiked. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks to a victim.
Though murders have increased 27.3 percent compared to last January, there was a “double-digit’’ drop in overall crime last month, police said.