The Chicago Police are reporting that the crime rate in Chicago has dropped the first two months of 2009. They report that the crime rate dropped 10.3% the first two months of this year compared to the same period last year. There were eight few murders. The violent crime rate dropped 15.3%, Aggravated Assaults dropped by 21%, Robberies dropped by 15.3% and Aggravated Batteries dropped by 7.9%. The only increase was in vehicle thefts which increased by 8.3%. This follows the recent news that the Cook County Sheriff has closed two housing units at the Cook County Jail because of a drop in the population of the jail. All indications are that the crime rate is dropping in Chicago. We will see if this continues or is just a temporary trend.
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