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.
Chicago’s top cop says a new police tactic for toning down violence – derided by some critics as “hug-a-thug” – has been getting positive results.
Reports that Cook County judges have been improperly sentencing violent criminals to a boot camp reserved for non-violent offenders have prompted a criminal justice expert to call for a fix.
A researcher has found a significant connection between shootings on the South and West Sides and the locations of liquor stores.
After defending the city’s nationwide image when it comes to violent crime while appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes Chicagoans can see the progress the city has made, and know how much culture the city has to offer.
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.
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.
After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
As cities struggle to contain gang violence, which claims lives and holds communities hostage, federal government is sending in special agents to help — but not to Chicago.
Twelve residential buildings on the South and West Side were scheduled to be torn down Thursday, in an effort to eliminate hives for gang activity and violent crime.
Updated 06/25/12 – 1:46 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seek to revise the city’s gun control ordinance, after a federal judge ruled part of the 2010 law is unconstitutional. The mayor said […]
Under a new law Gov. Pat Quinn signed last month, the state will permanently revoke the professional license of any health care worker who has been convicted of a sex offense or of a violent crime against a patient — without a hearing.
Violent crime is down as of the end of June but three areas of property crime have increased as compared with last June, police said preliminary statistics suggest.
Police say overall crime in Chicago was down for the 29th consecutive month in May.
CHICAGO (STMW) – Chicago police say that murders are down by 14.2 percent, aggravated batteries including shootings are down by 17.8 percent and violent crime overall has dropped by 11.6 percent as compared to April, […]
Crime was down nearly across the board for the month of March, police say.