Homicides

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McCarthy: February Murders 4th Lowest On Record

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said February’s homicide total was one of the lowest ever, and continued a trend of dropping violent crime that started more than a year ago.

03/03/2014

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Gary Homicide Total Highest Since 2007

The total for 2013 is up 28 percent over 2012, but the number of shootings decreased by 30 percent, police said.

01/02/2014

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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.

10/31/2013

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Police Investigate 2 Saturday Homicides In NW Indiana

Two men were killed in separate homicides Saturday night in Lake County.

10/21/2013

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Colbert On Syria: ‘If America Cared About Shooting People, We’d Be Invading Chicago’

While speaking about Syria on The Colber Report last night (September 3rd), satirist Stephen Colbert decided to use Chicago as one of his punchlines.

09/04/2013

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Police: Murders Down In Zones With Foot Patrol Saturations

Chicago Police are expanding their so-called Operation Impact. That’s the saturation of high crime areas with foot patrols made up of new recruits.

05/15/2013

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FBI Checking Gacy Travel Records For Links To Unsolved Murders

The search for more possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is now in the hands of the FBI.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

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Number Of Chicago Homicides Plummets In February

After the bloodiest January in the city in a decade — coming on the heels of a particularly violent 2012 — the killings slowed to a relative trickle in February.

03/01/2013

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Reynolds Urges FBI To Help Chicago Police Fight Gun Violence

Second Congressional District candidate Mel Reynolds on Wednesday urged federal authorities to focus on gun violence in Chicago, instead of alleged financial misdealings by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

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Deadliest January In Chicago In More Than 10 Years

The murder toll in Chicago for the month of January now stands at 42, making it the most deadly January in Chicago in more than 10 years.

01/30/2013

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3 Men Killed In Gary Lived In Same Neighborhood

The third homicide victim in three days lived within blocks of the other two. All three died from gunshot wounds.

01/18/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy rides in a police cruiser overnight on New Year's. During the night, he assisted in the arrest of a motorist on felony gun charges after a gun was found during a traffic stop. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Helps Make Arrest While On New Year’s Day Patrol

As the city was closing out 2012 overnight, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was out on patrol with his officers, and even helped make a felony arrest.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

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Chicago Finishes 2012 With 506 Homicides

Chicago Police say the city finished 2012 with 506 homicides, about 16 percent more than were recorded in 2011.

01/01/2013

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436th Homicide, Chicago Surpasses Last Year’s Total

Chicago surpassed last year’s total of 435 homicides Monday when a man died after being shot, authorities said.

10/29/2012

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McCarthy Encouraged By Drop In Murder Rate In July, But Overall Rate Still Up

The Chicago Police Department hopes the latest monthly murder numbers are a sign of better things to come.

08/02/2012

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No Murders For 5 Days, But Homicide Rate Still Up

Less than two weeks after city officials touted the fact the city went 24 hours without a single shooting or homicide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Monday that the city’s murder rate is up significantly during the first month of the year.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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Chicago Sees No Shootings, Homicides For 24 Hours Wednesday

Police say on Wednesday, no shootings or homicides were reported in Chicago for a period of 24 hours, for the first time in nearly a year.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

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Murders And Car Theft Up, Overall Crime Down For January

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

02/06/2011

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Fewer Murders In 2010 Than Previous 2 Years

CHICAGO (WBBM) – There were fewer murders in Chicago last year than the year before, and the year before that.

WBBM Newsradio–01/02/2011