Chicago Murders and Mayhem

Chicago is a city where someone is shot every hour and a half and murdered every eight. Here is some interesting facts.

Chicago ends 2016 year with more than 762 homicides and over 4,331 shooting incidents in 2016.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has attributed the surge to gangs.


Chicago Crime Stats

Chicago, one of the cities responsible for a significant part of the nation’s homicide increase, had 411 murders in 2014 and 478 in 2015, according to the F.B.I. data.

The Chicago Police Department has lost nearly 300 detectives since 2008.
The department’s clearance rate for solving murders is one of the lowest in the nation.