Mayoral 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.
Through 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.
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.
A recent report found that Naperville was the fourth safest mid-sized city in the United States.
“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.
It’s already been a violent start to the month of June, just as the city releases its monthly crime statistics for May.
Chicago doesn’t make the top 10, according to recent FBI violent crime statistics.
Police say crime was down in Chicago for the month of July, making it the 31st month in a row that’s happened.
Violent crime is down as of the end of June but three areas of property crime have increased as compared with last June, police said preliminary statistics suggest.
The 2010 crime statistics released by the FBI Monday show that the level of crime in Naperville is far lower than is typical for Illinois’ largest cities.
Are authorities allowing some violent homicides to remain classified as “death investigations” to keep crime statistics lower? Chicago police say absolutely not, but 2 Investigator Pam Zekman delves into the death of a Columbia College student that has drawn criticism.
CHICAGO (STMW) — Chicago police say that murders are down by 14.2 percent, aggravated batteries including shootings are down by 17.8 percent and violent crime overall has dropped by 11.6 percent as compared to April, […]
Chicago’s murder rate is higher than some other big cities, but Police Supt. Jody Weis notes that the last time it was this low, mayor Daley’s father was mayor and Lyndon Johnson was president.
Police Supt. Jody Weis says crime in Chicago was down in November and has been dropping consistently for almost two years, but some police officers say people are not feeling safer.