Chicago crime stats show shootings up, murders down
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.