CHICAGO — Contradictions in Chicago’s crime stats so far this year.
Murders are up significantly, while overall, crime keeps declining.
Through Monday, there had been 78 homicides in the city in 2015, a 26-percent increase over last year.
Shootings were up about 40-percent to more than 350.
But police department statistics for all crimes show a continuing decline after back to back years of historic lows.
All crimes are down 5-percent from last year, and 27-percent from 2013.
Police are recovering more illegal guns and making more gun related arrests.