Violent Crime

Evanston Police Take Steps To Halt Recent Wave Of ShootingsEvanston Police Cmdr. Jospeh Dugan said gun violence occurs in Evanston in spurts, and usually on the suburb's west side. He said two officers each day are assigned specifically to take guns off the streets.
Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy's Effectiveness As Top CopAs Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.
Gun Rights Activists Protest Pfleger's Speech At Tinley Park ChurchThe pews were full at St. George's Catholic Church when Pfleger spoke, and the house was divided. Although he said he was not speaking only about guns, ISRA officials urged as many members as possible to show up, and called the speech a gun control recruitment event.
Pfleger: Turn Cellphone Cameras On CriminalsRev. Michael Pfleger, the activist priest who has crusaded for decades against gun violence in Chicago, was urging people to use a new weapon people to make their neighborhoods more peaceful: their cellphones.
Students Lead Peace March On South SideMore than 2,500 people, mostly kids, were marching from the South Loop to Bronzeville on Friday, demanding an end to the violence on the streets as students get ready to start their summer break.
Students Plan 3rd Annual Peace March On South SideThe march will step off at 10 a.m. in the South Loop. Students from all five Perspectives Charter Schools will march to the Bronzeville neighborhood. Kids from Evanston, Tennessee, and Georgia also will join the effort.
West Side Activists Want To Meet With McCarthy To Discuss ViolenceActivists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.
Chicago's Gun Problem -- There Are Too ManyDespite comparable resources to other big city's, Chicago's violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles -- why?
The Most Violent Big Cities In Each State 2014According 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?
Mayor's Panel Issues Recommendations On Curbing Violence In ChicagoA commission organized by the mayor has issued a report outlining what it calls a “strategic plan” for curbing violence in Chicago.
The 10 'Most Dangerous' Towns In IllinoisWhen it comes to violent crime outside of Chicago, Rockford ranks in the most dangerous town in the state, according to 2013 FBI crime statistics.
Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth ViolenceA study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.