Saturday, November 8, 2008

Chicago Violent Crime Rate Continues Moving Up

Readers of this blog know that we have been reporting on the violent crime rate in the City of Chicago for several months. In a report issued by the Chicago Police on Friday, the murder rate and the violent crime rate is continuing to increase. Even though the violent crimes rates have been increasing, they are still among the lowest in many decades. Through the end of October, Chicago had 441 murders. Last year, the total number of murders was 443. It should be noted that since the end of October, 5 more murders have been reported to have occurred, meaning that Chicago 2008 murder rate has surpassed the 2007 murder rate. Chicago is an a contest with New York for the title of the highest number of murders in 2008. New York's murder rate is just about tied with Chicago. In comparison, Los Angeles's murders are at 321 for the year.

Overall crime has increased 3.5 percent and the violent crime rate has increased 3.6 percent from last year. The number of Criminal Sexual Assaults (Rapes), Aggravated Battery and Arson are down while the number of Robbery and Aggravated Assault are up.

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