Criminal Justice

Chicago Reports Lowest Crime Rate in 41 Years

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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.


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