Chicago’s murder mayhem is declining, police said.
Chicago ended the month of May down four murders from May 2012, an eight percent decrease, according to Director of News Affairs Adam Collins. Read »
Rahm: "You do not bear burden alone of reducing crime." Read »
Police superintendent says stronger methods needed to decrease flow of illegal guns. Read »
The grant application, filed last year, was capped at 25 officers, but a question on page eight asked how many officers the department would like if no cap was in place. It's in that field that someone wrote the... Read »
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Garry McCarthy have repeatedly said that hiring new officers wasn't necessary. The department currently has about 12,000 sworn officers. Read »
"We're going to have good days, we're going to have bad days," McCarthy said. "The first four months of this year, we're in a position we haven't been in since the mid-'60s as far as the murder rate goes." Read »
Earlier this year, the Chicago Police Department designated 20 "impact zones," areas which comprise just 3 percent of the city, but account for more than 20 percent of Chicago’s violent crime. Read »
"While we should always praise our officers for excellent police work resulting in arrests, it is just as important to prevent these crimes from occurring in the first place," Reilly wrote. "This is why it so... Read »
The city of Chicago has exceeded the $27 million it set aside for the year to pay to settle lawsuits against the police department. Read »
With a national focus on Chicago and what many view as an alarming murder rate, officials have repeatedly insisted that for the most part, the city is actually very safe, with isolated but very violent pockets.... Read »
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