Superintendent McCarthy says murder is down, despite increase in shootings

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The murder rate is down in Chicago, despite an increase in the number of shootings.

Chicago police say there have been 171 murders through June 29th, that’s compared to 180 murders the same time last year.

There were a total of 880 shooting incidents in the first six months of this year.

Last year there were 833 incidents.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy discusses the latest crime stats.

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  • Common Sense

    Translation, I told my officers to not classify things as “murders”. A case of domestic violence where someone is beaten so bad they die, might have once been classified as a murder. The new way is to have the Crook County ME blame the death on a blood clot and say the person could have died from that just by walking down the street. The police could have gone after a lesser charge of murder but without any complaining victim (because she was dead) or any witnesses, why should they bother? Good reporting WGN.