CHICAGO (CBS)– New crime statistics, released by Chicago police, for July show a significant increase in gun violence.
Compared to last year, there have been 573 more shootings and 760 more victims in 2020 so far.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: A Few Sprinkles Overnight
READ MORE: Bill Geared Toward Creating More Affordable Housing Passes Out Of Illinois Senate Committee
“Following national trends of increasing violence across major U.S. cities, Chicago has experienced a 51% increase in murders and a 47% increase in shooting incidents compared to the same time last year,” Police stated in the report.MORE NEWS: MISSING: Sariyah, 10, From Matteson
Police have recovered more than 5,600 guns this year, which is up 5% from 2109.