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.
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.
Spike In Violent Crime In Chicago ContinuesAmid the deadliest start to the year in nearly two decades, Interim Chicago Police Supt. John was assuring Chicagoans that extra patrols have been putting in extra hours to help fight crime.
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...
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.
Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In SeptemberWhile overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade.
Overwhelmed Police Sorting Through Seven Murders In Seven Days In Gary, Ind. Two men were found fatally shot in Gary Thursday in a likely double homicide.
Murders And Shootings Up For First Half Of 2015Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said part of the challenge in reducing gun violence is gang members are more worried about what their gang will do to them if they lose a gun than they are about what the courts will do to them if they’re arrested with an illegal firearm.
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.
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?