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Chicago police say number of January nig homicides is lowest in 9 years
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Black Weekly
2019-12-29 04:51:11 UTC
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The Chicago Police Department announced Friday a rare crime stat
success: the embattled city had the fewest number of January
murders in the last nine years.

Police said there were 20 murders in January. The last time the
city saw a lower number was in January 2010, when there were 19
homicides recorded.

“That’s the lowest figure for that same period in nine years,”
police said in a press release.

Police also announced there were 100 shootings in the city
during the month, which marked "the lowest figure for the same
month in the past five years,” the press release stated.

Chicago police said motor vehicle thefts, burglaries and
robberies were the “lowest of that same period in 20 years since
computer case reporting started.”

But the frigid temperatures may have been a factor in the crime
freeze.

A record-breaking deep freeze from a polar vortex descended on
the Midwest earlier this week, with temperatures in the city of
Chicago dipping to a dangerous minus 20 degrees. The National
Weather Service said Chicago’s streak of below zero temperature
came to an end late Thursday after a bone-chilling 52 hours.

The city has struggled with violence in recent years. Police in
Chicago reported 561 homicides were committed between Jan. 1 and
Dec. 31, 2018 -- compared to 660 homicides in 2017 and more than
770 in 2016, which marked a 19-year high that put a national
spotlight on Chicago’s persistently high rates of gun violence.

President Trump has often discussed Chicago’s high homicide
rate, tweeting in 2017: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible
‘carnage’...I will send in the Feds!” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
has accused Trump of oversimplifying the problem and potential
solutions.

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace and Ryan Gaydos contributed to this
report.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-say-number-of-january-
homicides-is-lowest-in-9-years
 
slate_leeper
2019-12-29 13:07:18 UTC
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On Sun, 29 Dec 2019 05:51:11 +0100 (CET), "Black Weekly"
Post by Black Weekly
The Chicago Police Department announced Friday a rare crime stat
success: the embattled city had the fewest number of January
murders in the last nine years.

Ummm. Did you notice that this is December? And at the top of that
page it says "Published Feb. 1?"
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