Chicago has seen a sharp rise in shootings and murders over the past three months, while police stops have decreased by 90 percent.
From January 1 through March 31, Chicago recorded 141 homicides, up from 82 over the same time period last year, according to police department figures. That represents an increase of about 72 percent.
Chicago has not seen as many murders since 1999, when there were 136 homicides during the first three months of the year.
Shootings, meanwhile, have gone up nearly 89 percent.
There were 677 shootings this year as of March 31, an increase from 359 in the first three months of 2015.
"While CPD will remain tireless in its efforts to hold criminals accountable for their actions, we all have a part to play in creating a safer Chicago," Interim Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement. "In the coming weeks and months, I plan on meeting with and listening to a range of Chicagoans - from activists and elected officials to ministers and parents -- to find ways that we can come together to build mutual trust and lasting partnerships that will make our streets safer for everyone."
As shootings and murders have soared, police recorded 20,908 stops so far this year, DNAinfo Chicago reported Friday. That's down 90 percent from the 157,346 stops recorded during the same time in 2015. The way in which police stops are handled changed at the start of the year after CPD reached a stop and frisk reform agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union last year. Read more about the agreement here.