Crime Rate

City Council Progressive Caucus Wants Hearing On Crime StatsAld. 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.
Police Bicycle Patrols Cutting Crime In NeighborhoodsBicycles 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.
Police: Crime Down 15 Percent, Murders Down 25 Percent This YearThe 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.
McCarthy: Overall Crime Rate Dropping In ChicagoThe numbers are in, and overall crime is dropping in Chicago.
Despite Weekend Violence, Top Cop Says Police Making Progress Fighting Crime Chicago's police superintendent says his department is making a significant dent in the city's crime rate.
Emanuel: Long-Term Strategies Needed To Lower Spiking CrimeFacing 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.
Auto Thefts Surge In ChicagoThe good news: Many Chicago crime rates have dropped. The bad news: Auto theft has spiked. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks to a victim.
Murders And Car Theft Up, Overall Crime Down For JanuaryThough murders have increased 27.3 percent compared to last January, there was a “double-digit’’ drop in overall crime last month, police said.