Chicago murders, shootings up in 2015

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CHICAGO – Chicago recorded 50 more murders in 2015 than the year before, according to the Chicago Police Department.

In its final crime report of the year, the CPD said murders rose 11%, to 467. Almost 3,000 people were shot.

But police took some comfort in the news that there were 33% fewer juvenile murder victims for the year, and 14% fewer shootings involving juveniles.

Overall crime inched down 6% in 2015; since 2011, crime has fallen 37%, according to the CPD.

Police say they took 6,900 illegal guns off the street last year.


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