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.
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Though murders have increased 27.3 percent compared to last January, there was a “double-digit’’ drop in overall crime last month, police said.