November Ends As Third Deadliest Month In 2016 In ChicagoCrime statistics released by the Chicago Police Department on Thursday showed November was the third deadliest month of the year, with the city on pace to have the highest number of murders in nearly 20 years.
Chicago Soars Past 600 Homicides After Bloody OctoberWith 78 homicides, October was the second deadliest month of 2016, and Chicago surpassed 600 homicides for the first time in more than a decade.
Chicago Passes 2015 Murder Total With 4 Months Left In 2016Chicago ticked past a pair of grim milestones as August passed into September. Chicago Police said 90 people were murdered in the city in August. A few hours into Sept. 1, the total number of murders in 2016 reached 469, exceeding the tally for all of last year.
Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In SeptemberWhile overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade.
Garcia Blasts Emanuel On Rise In Murders, ShootingsMayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday sought to use residents’ unease about the city’s latest crime statistics to slow Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s momentum ahead of next week’s runoff election.
Overall Crime Down Through March; But Shootings And Murders UpThrough the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city.
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.
Naperville Ranked As One Of Safest Cities In AmericaA recent report found that Naperville was the fourth safest mid-sized city in the United States.
McCarthy: Every Major Category Of Crime Down This Year“There is an unacceptable level of violence, but the progress we’re making is undeniable,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.
CPD: May Murders, Shootings Down From Last YearIt's already been a violent start to the month of June, just as the city releases its monthly crime statistics for May.
Chicago NOT Ranked Among Ten Most Dangerous CitiesChicago doesn't make the top 10, according to recent FBI violent crime statistics.
Police: Crime Down In Chicago For JulyPolice say crime was down in Chicago for the month of July, making it the 31st month in a row that's happened.