CHICAGO (CBS) —Â New Chicago crime numbers for February are out, and murders and shootings are up.
The city had 34 murders last month. That’s 10 more murders than in February of 2019 — a 41% increase.READ MORE: President Biden Cancels Chicago Trip, Will Stay In Washington To Advance Legislation
There were 166 shootings, compared to only 123 at the same time last year.READ MORE: After Benet Academy Hires Gay Lacrosse Coach, Abbot Who Oversees School Says He Is 'Deeply Troubled'
Carjackings are also up, especially on the city’s North Side.MORE NEWS: 'Don't Cut Us Out': Some South Side Residents Not Happy With Construction Of Obama Presidential Center
Police are bringing back a carjacking task force to try to turn that trend around.