CTA Violent Crime Back To Normal Levels After July Spike; Overall Rate Remains HighViolent crime on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has returned to normal rates after the most violent month on Chicago's public transit system in recent years.
Police Tout Drop In Crime In August, But Celebration Might Be Short-LivedPolice on Sunday were cheering another drop in violent crime – with August having closed out with a 15 percent decrease in overall violent crime compared with August of last year.
Victim Of Rogers Park Violent Crime: 'I Don't Want To See It Get Swept Under The Rug'"I just want to bring this to light. I don't want to see it get swept under the rug because this is happening way too often."
Shooting On Lake Shore Drive The Latest In Violent Incidents On The RoadwayBack in May of 2016, a 15-year-old girl was shot to death and a man was wounded on Lake Shore Drive in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Veronica Lopez was a freshman at Foreman High School and the youngest of five siblings.
Violent Crime Up For Second Consecutive Year, FBIViolent crimes are being driven by what’s happening in urban centers such as Baltimore, Las Vegas and Chicago, according to the FBI.
Pope Francis Prays For "Healing" For Victims Of Violence In ChicagoChicago’s continuing problems with violent crime have caught the attention of Pope Francis, who has told Cardinal Blase Cupich he is praying for “healing and reconciliation.”
Chicago's Violent Crime In January Matches Bloody Start Of 2016It was a violent start to 2017 in Chicago, with the number of shootings nearly duplicating the tally from the start of last year, which ended up being the city’s bloodiest year in nearly two decades.
Study Ties Loss Of Jobs To Rise In Violent CrimeA new study out this week suggests that the loss of jobs in Chicago’s inner city has been a major factor in the rising crime rates in some neighborhoods.
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.