Chicago Murders In First Half Of Year Matches First 6 Months Of 2011

It was all over the local Chicagoland news yesterday:

Homicides in Chicago during the first half of the year were at its lowest level in nearly half a century.

At least that’s what the Chicago Police Department- specifically, Superintendent Garry McCarthy- was claiming.

But then I came across this last night from Jeremy Gorner on the Chicago Tribune website:

“To date, we’ve had fewer shootings than we had in recent years, and fewer murders than in any year since 1965,” McCarthy said during a news conference at a West Side police station.

That murder number, 184, is the lowest total Chicago police has reported to the FBI for the first half of a year since reporting 180 in 1965, according to official Police Department statistics.

But internal department data obtained by the Tribune shows an identical number of people were slain in Chicago during the first six months of each 2013 and 2011 — 188.

The difference between the figures is that Chicago police’s official tally to the FBI did not include four killings — at least three of which took place within city limits on expressways patrolled by the state police. The comparable figure for the first half of 2011 could not be learned.

(Editor’s note: Italics added for emphasis)

Tied with 2011 despite the cooler weather earlier in the year, that overtime paid out to CPD officers to saturate the more “problematic” areas of the city, and “intelligent” crime fighting strategies being pursued.

Doh!

Nice reporting, Jeremy. I may yet keep my subscription to the Tribune active for a while longer, especially after reading his colleague Monique Garcia write tonight in a different piece:

Chicago voters who are predominantly anti-gun rights.

No beating around the bush there.

By Christopher E. Hill, Editor
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

Source:

Gorner, Jeremy. “Cops tout lowest homicide count since ’65, CPD data show virtual tie with ’11.” Chicago Tribune. 1 July 2013. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-crime-homicide-statistics,0,646622.story). 1 July 2013.

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