CHICAGO (CBS) — 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: Johnson & Johnson Pause Impacting Vaccination Sites Across Illinois
There were 166 shootings, compared to only 123 at the same time last year.READ MORE: Water Main Break Shuts Down Streets In Morgan Park
Carjackings are also up, especially on the city’s North Side.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Cooler Day Ahead
Police are bringing back a carjacking task force to try to turn that trend around.