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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

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

09/26/2013

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Police Tout Improved Crime Stats, But Residents Not Convinced

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.”

06/07/2012

Chicago crime database. (Credit: City Of Chicago)

Chicago Publishes Decade Of Crime Data Online

Starting today, crime statistics from Chicago over the past decade will be available to the public in an online database.

09/14/2011

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Police Release Preliminary November Crime Stats

Total crime is down for the 23rd consecutive month, according to police Supt. Jody Weis Sunday morning on the South Side.

12/05/2010