CPD: Crime Numbers Lower Now Than A Year AgoFor the first six months of 2018, there were 252 homicides. CPD said that's 79 less than the same period in 2017.
CPD: Gun Violence Down For 12 Consecutive MonthsThe February crime report from the Chicago Police Department showed 26 percent fewer shootings and 22 percent fewer murders last month, compared to February 2017.
Alderman Hopes Cops Can End 'Blood Sport' In His Ward2 investigator Brad Edwards went to Back of the Yards, where a statistical down-tick in crime fails to tell the whole story.
November Ends As Third Deadliest Month In 2016 In ChicagoCrime statistics released by the Chicago Police Department on Thursday showed November was the third deadliest month of the year, with the city on pace to have the highest number of murders in nearly 20 years.
Chicago Soars Past 600 Homicides After Bloody OctoberWith 78 homicides, October was the second deadliest month of 2016, and Chicago surpassed 600 homicides for the first time in more than a decade.
Chicago Passes 2015 Murder Total With 4 Months Left In 2016Chicago ticked past a pair of grim milestones as August passed into September. Chicago Police said 90 people were murdered in the city in August. A few hours into Sept. 1, the total number of murders in 2016 reached 469, exceeding the tally for all of last year.
Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In SeptemberWhile overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade.
Garcia Blasts Emanuel On Rise In Murders, ShootingsMayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday sought to use residents’ unease about the city’s latest crime statistics to slow Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s momentum ahead of next week’s runoff election.
Overall Crime Down Through March; But Shootings And Murders UpThrough the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city.
City Council Progressive Caucus Wants Hearing On Crime StatsAld. Robert Fioretti (2nd), a member of the council’s Progressive Caucus, wants a closer look at the numbers, and he and six members of the caucus have asked Ald. James Balcer (11th), who chairs the Public Safety Committee, to hold hearings into the city’s crime statistics.
Naperville Ranked As One Of Safest Cities In AmericaA recent report found that Naperville was the fourth safest mid-sized city in the United States.