murder toll was down by 20 percent as of this November compared to all
murders recorded in the first 11 months of 2012, according to police
Also, the city tallied a total of 30 murders during November 2013, which is nine fewer murders than in November 2012.
380 people were murdered in Chicago in 2013 as of November, which is
down from the 474 murders recorded within the first 11 months of 2012.
In 2011, there were 398 murders within the same time frame.
At the current rate, the city is on track to having the lowest number of murders this year since 1965.
The number of people who were shot this year has also dropped when compared to the 2012 figure, according to police officials. As of this November, 1,712 people were shot in Chicago in 2013, which is a 25 percent dip from November 2012.
During this November alone, 112 people were shot in the city. That's down from the 182 people shot in November 2012 and the 127 people shot in November 2011.
Police continue to implement a comprehensive strategy, saturating
high-crime areas with additional officers, using intelligence to prevent
retaliatory gang shootings, moving officers from administrative
positions back to the streets, and partnering with the community,” said Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy in a statement.
this year there has been less crime and fewer murders in Chicago than
there have been in decades, there’s far more work to be done and no one
will rest until we reach the ultimate goal of zero crime,” McCarthy continued.