Chicago Reports Lowest Crime Rate in 41 Years
January 2, 2014 by AP
Chicago ended 2013 with fewer homicides than any year since 1965 and the lowest overall crime rate since 1972.
The police department says there was a drop in several crime categories, ranging from robbery and aggravated battery to criminal sexual assault and burglary.
Violence in the city became a national news story in 2012, when the number of homicides climbed past the 500 mark. In 2013, homicides fell to 415.