The Chicago Police report that the crime rate has dropped 5.8 percent in the city but murders are up nearly 4 percent compared to 2009. Between January and May of 2010 there were 164 murders in Chicago. There were 158 murders for the same time period in 2009. Other violent crimes, like criminal sexual assault and robberies have decreased. Even property crimes, which include burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and arson, have dropped 4.2 percent.
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