Miserable Milestone: Chicago Surpasses 600 Homicides This YearNonfatal shootings also are way up citywide. As of last week, more than 2,100 people had been wounded this year and survived, compared with about 1,400 people shot in the same time period in 2015, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
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.
With 90 Homicides, August Was Chicago's Bloodiest Month In 20 YearsA 24-year-old man was killed and a 23-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in a shooting in the West Lawn neighborhood late Wednesday night, capping off the most violent month in Chicago in 20 years.
How Chicago's Crime Rates Compare To The Rest Of America: Not Bad, But Not GreatGood news: Naperville, Illinois has some of the lowest rates in America.
Commentary: McCarthy's Firing Doesn't Even Begin To Fix Chicago's ProblemsChange won’t come from the the Mayor’s Office. Change will come from Chicago’s citizens, and the Mayor will be lucky if he's allowed to help.
According To FBI Statistics, Chicago Lags Behind National Murder DecreasesWhile Chicago's murder totals have seen small declines, robberies and aggravated assaults have gone down at a faster rate than the nation as a whole.
FBI's Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In AmericaThe FBI's violent crime report is not a ranking — there are no winners, no losers. Mostly, these statistics are here to help individual cities track their crime over long periods of time...
Cook County's Rate Of Gun Deaths Low Compared To Some Neighbors, Southern StatesCook County, home to a city so infamous it has multiple nicknames inspired by its murder totals, has a smaller rate of gun deaths than many would expect.
Opinion: Chicago's Failed To Lower Homicides, Here's What We Need To DoWe act aghast in months where homicides spike in Chicago, but we shouldn't be surprised. This has become the norm, and that should make everyone very, very angry.
Police: 161 Murders In 151 Days In Chicago This YearThe 46 slayings in May, as measured by the Chicago Police Department, are the most in any month this year, but the total is not out of the ordinary. Police reported 47 homicides in May 2013, and 50 in May 2012. There were 40 killings during the month last year.
What The Most Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Over A Decade Means For ChicagoWe took a look at 10 years of violent crime statistics to get a better idea of what Chicago's Memorial Day weekend violence really means...
Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn't Make Up For Accidental Injuries, HomicidesNo, friend, I'm not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm -- I'm worried about everyone else.