CHICAGO — Chicago police released their latest crime numbers and they show a double-digit drop in murders and shootings, compared to the same period last year.
Through September, there’s been a 10% reduction in the number of murders for the year. Shootings were down 11 percent.
The number of burglaries and vehicle thefts were also down.
Later Tuesday morning, Chicago police will discuss the city’s September crime data as part of a roundtable discussion with the media.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson will not be in attendance, however, as he is heading to London for the Bears-Raiders game.
Someone will be noticeably absent from his monthly press briefing on crime statistics this morning as Superintendent Eddie Johnson caught a flight across the pond to support his beloved @ChicagoBears as they battle the @Raiders this weekend. #DaBears pic.twitter.com/khLgQX4VwC
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) October 1, 2019