Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chicago Crime Rate Drops

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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