CPD Hoping Gun Seizures Will Cut Violent CrimeChicago police have seized an average of nearly one gun an hour this year, and the department believes that push could help reduce the city’s violent crime rate.
U.S. Cities See Unexplained Rise In Violent Crimes This YearViolent crimes — from homicides and rapes to robberies — have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend.
Violent Crime In America Rose Slightly In 2015, According To Preliminary FBI ReportThe report only contains data from January to June.
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...
State's Attorney Candidate Pushes Idea Of Dedicated Gun CourtOne of the two challengers running against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez next year has said she wants to do better to crack down on gun violence, but she can’t agree with the cornerstone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wish list for new state gun laws.
Evanston Police Take Steps To Halt Recent Wave Of ShootingsEvanston Police Cmdr. Jospeh Dugan said gun violence occurs in Evanston in spurts, and usually on the suburb's west side. He said two officers each day are assigned specifically to take guns off the streets.
Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy's Effectiveness As Top CopAs Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.
Gun Rights Activists Protest Pfleger's Speech At Tinley Park ChurchThe pews were full at St. George's Catholic Church when Pfleger spoke, and the house was divided. Although he said he was not speaking only about guns, ISRA officials urged as many members as possible to show up, and called the speech a gun control recruitment event.