CHICAGO — Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown discussed recent public safety efforts in his semi-regular media availability.

He began with some statistics comparing 2022 to 2021. Specifically Brown stated:

  • Homicides are down 19%
  • Shootings are down 20%

Brown also compared a few Columbus Day weekend crime statistics with the same weekend in 2021. Those were:

  • Homicides dropped 50%
  • Shootings fell 24%
  • Shooting victims declined 40%

His final crime statistics focused on the CTA and compared October 2022 so far with the same time period in October 2021:

  • Overall crime declined 29%
  • Violent crime is down 27%

Brown also updated the media on the number of guns CPD officers have confiscated.

  • 307 guns taken in the first ten days of October
  • 10,126 guns so far in 2022

Reporters present then had a chance to ask questions, many of which focused on the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. In summation, a suspect has been identified and detectives are working to build a strong, evidence-based case to present to the state’s attorney’s office which will then decide if charges are warranted.

You can view the entire press conference in the video above.