Chicago crime stats show shootings up, murders down

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New Chicago crime statistics show murders are down three percent this year through November.

However, total shootings are up 10 percent from last year  and the number of victims is up 13 percent.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says  the city is on pace to have the fewest killings since 1965.

He says officers’ use of social media and community policing helped the department get a higher rate of “clearance.”

He said solved cases are at a nine year high.


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  • Brad

    Anyone can come up with these numbers when you play with them!!! Murder’s are not down! The city has just decided to re-categorize the murders by separating them into different groups. Example: if it’s a domestic murder, they are not considering it a murder, they refer to it as a domestic crime. They are taking a page from Jonathan Gruber’s book by insinuating that all Chicago voters are too stupid to figure thing out for themselves!!

    • silent_screamer

      @ Brad~
      Lots of things are getting re-categorize lately. Arson, Looting , shooting firearms at police could be declared terrorism, except under our current administration where is now correct to label it ” venting”