The narrative of Chicago’s crime is a tale of two cities – one safe, one violent. For proof, look no further than the number of reported sexual assaults across Chicago’s 77 community areas.
Violence is up, let’s blame the guns… I guess? Anyone else tired of the city’s favorite scapegoat?
When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.
According to the FBI, violent crime and property crime were down nationwide for the first half of 2014 — but did America’s big cities also see drops?
Johnson: It’s annoying that people constantly scream about year-to-year shooting statistics on every article that decides to use a different stat, and it’s annoying that we (the press) cling to year-to-year changes as if two years can tell our readers everything they need to know. Two years is nothing!
Thanks 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
The first week of summer has proven to be less violent this year in Chicago. But CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stopped well short of saying “mission accomplished.”
Starting today, crime statistics from Chicago over the past decade will be available to the public in an online database.
Total crime is down for the 23rd consecutive month, according to police Supt. Jody Weis Sunday morning on the South Side.