Murder Rate

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.
Opinion: No, The Year-To-Year Rise In Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Isn't Because People Hate CopsWho knows, maybe there is a grand conspiracy to murder police officers. But you know what? The numbers provided by the FBI don’t come close to proving that. If you say otherwise, you are a liar.
Opinion: Who Cares If Murders Are Up, It's Not Like It's Affecting Your Neighborhood?Violence is up, let's blame the guns... I guess? Anyone else tired of the city's favorite scapegoat?
Chicago Murder Rate Compared With Foreign CountriesMuch as been reported about Chicago's murder problem.
The Chicago Neighborhoods That Didn't See A Drop In HomicidesThe sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great... as long as you don't live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.
Chicago Homicide Rate Saw A Large Drop In 2013, But Still Lags Behind The NationWith a significant decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, it's hard to continue calling Chicago the Murder Capital of America.
Chicago Murder Numbers Through August Lowest Since 1963 The city of Chicago closed the first eight months of 2014 with the fewest murder to date, since 1963.
Police: 2014 First Quarter Murder Total Lowest In 56 YearsThe first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013--a 9 percent drop--and 55 fewer murders than 2012.
Police: Murders Down 50 Percent From January 2013Chicago had half as many murders in January 2014 compared to the first month of 2013.
Police: Chicago Reports 415 Murders In 2013, Lowest Since 1965 Chicago saw “historic” crime lows in 2013, including the fewest murders in 48 years, according to police.
Chicago Not Actually 'Murder Capital' Of, Well, AnythingThanks to recent headlines, you'd think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here's a closer look at the FBI's statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago
City Touts Lower Homicide Stats, But Context Reveals Return To NormalCity officials on Monday suggested Chicago's safer than it’s been in 50 years. In reality, the first quarter of the year is simply a return to normal after a huge spike in murders early last year.