The Chicago Police have announced that the overall crime rate dropped 4.5% from January to September when compared to the same time period as last year. However, vehicle thefts were up 22.3% during the same time period. The drop in the crime rate is the 21st consecutive monthly drop. The number of murders declined by 2.3 percent. The murder rate had slightly increased in August of this year. At the current rate, Chicago stands to equal the 2007 murder rate, which was the lowest since 1965. Violent crime was down 11 percent, aggravated batteries declined 7.7 percent. Robberies and aggravated assaults also showed major declines and criminal sexual assaults were down more than 9 percent.
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