Chicago Police release crime statistics for January 2015

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Chicago crime was up in January 2015 from last year’s historic low.
There were eight more murders last month than there were in January 2014.

That’s when the city recorded the fewest January murders in 50 years.
There were 31 more shootings last month than there were in January 2015, while  38 more people were hit by gunfire last month than in January 2014.

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  • carol

    Even by hough bit dont c really matter WHY someone would be murdered (because it’s nobody’s right to do that), but we have a very vague crime index system in the US. For example, I and I’m sure many others would be interested in knowing further details about these crimes like: how many were domestic disputes, due to drugs, random etc. The reason I say this is because just a plain old murder index don’t tell you anything. I tend to think that MOST of these are related to one of the above mentioned criminal activities. The Crine index vis great to have, but we need it broken diwn even further. There are people in Chicsgo who are not killing, rspibg, robbing, or being a menace to society. Good people with big hearts who help others etc. Let’s give them some due time on the news and put the blame where it lays, on the criminals tgemsek v e’s and make them pay for giving Chicago a bad name! Hallelujah!