FBI's Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In AmericaThe FBI's violent crime report is not a ranking — there are no winners, no losers. Mostly, these statistics are here to help individual cities track their crime over long periods of time...
FBI's New Rape Definition Leads To A More Comprehensive Look At Chicago CrimeAfter years of partially unreported violent crime statistics in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, Chicago’s numerical quirks have finally been hammered out...
Opinion: Chicago's Failed To Lower Homicides, Here's What We Need To DoWe act aghast in months where homicides spike in Chicago, but we shouldn't be surprised. This has become the norm, and that should make everyone very, very angry.
Opinion: No, The Year-To-Year Rise In Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Isn't Because People Hate CopsWho knows, maybe there is a grand conspiracy to murder police officers. But you know what? The numbers provided by the FBI don’t come close to proving that. If you say otherwise, you are a liar.
What The Most Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Over A Decade Means For ChicagoWe took a look at 10 years of violent crime statistics to get a better idea of what Chicago's Memorial Day weekend violence really means...
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?
Chicago Shooting Deaths Are Up ... Or Down, Depending On How You Look At ItJohnson: It’s annoying that people constantly scream about year-to-year shooting statistics on every article that decides to use a different stat, and it’s annoying that we (the press) cling to year-to-year changes as if two years can tell our readers everything they need to know. Two years is nothing!
Chicago's 'Most Violent Neighborhood' Is On The Rise, Offers More Than Just Homicide StatisticsLow-income neighborhoods in Chicago get a pretty bad rap from outsiders, but what's the truth of these places and the families that live in them? Mostly, they're just like the rest of Chicago...
Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago's Most Impoverished NeighborhoodsWith positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it's time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago's youth programs with some more cash.
2014 On Track To See Fewer Homicides, With Some Chicago Neighborhoods Still Being Left BehindAs of November 30th, Chicago's homicides are down when compared to last year. Though it looks likely 2014 will see fewer homicides than 2013, there are many factors, including a substantial rise in homicides in November, that could stop that from happening.
Year After Year, These Chicago Neighborhoods Continue To See The Most HomicidesOver the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.
The Chicago Neighborhoods That Didn't See A Drop In HomicidesThe sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great... as long as you don't live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.
Chicago Homicide Rate Saw A Large Drop In 2013, But Still Lags Behind The NationWith a significant decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, it's hard to continue calling Chicago the Murder Capital of America.
Chicago Not Actually 'Murder Capital' Of, Well, AnythingThanks to recent headlines, you'd think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here's a closer look at the FBI's statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago