Chicago’s national reputation as a murder-plagued city is well documented, but a recent outbreak of violence in Indianapolis has been twice as deadly.
The 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.
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.
“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.
The drop translates to 79 fewer murders so far this year, compared to the same time period last year, police said. The number of murders through July is the lowest for any year since 1965.
Gary has been waiting for an answer from the state of Indiana about whether help will be sent in to curb a wave of violence, but Governor Mike Pence says he needs more information.
An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.
The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.
Summer is officially here, and – not surprisingly – Chicago saw a spate of shootings overnight. With hot and muggy conditions expected the next several days, the city could also see a typical spike in violent crime.
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.
The search for more possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is now in the hands of the FBI.
City 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.
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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.
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.
The first batch of Chicago cops being pulled off desk duty are slated to hit the streets this weekend. That can’t come soon enough for Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, who said in an interview on the CBS 2 Morning News that it’s “very, very frustrating” that improvements in violent crime in Chicago are frequently followed by backsliding.
Chicago, which has about a third of the population of New York City, recorded three times more homicides than the Big Apple in the month of January.
For the first time, a sample of John Wayne Gacy’s blood has been entered into a nationwide system to see whether Gacy committed more than the 33 murders that authorities know about.
A new report aims to put faces and names to the number of murders that Chicago saw last year.
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Monday he will personally prosecute the murder case against four young men and women accused of strangling two friends in Joliet, then attempting to dismember their bodies.