Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chicago Murders Reportedly Decline by 20 Percent

The Chicago Police Department reports that in the first 4 months of 2009, the murder rate has declined by 20 percent compared to the same time last year. From January to April 2009, there were 109 murders. Violent crime dropped 2.8 percent and property crimes declined by almost 10 percent.

Superintendent Weiss is claiming that the decline is due to the departments renewed focus on gangs, guns and drugs. As the summer approaches Weiss says that he is looking at ways to get residents involved in these efforts.

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