Because I know you people are SOOOO concerned about the plight of Chicago residents....
Highlights from 2018:
*Citywide, Chicago saw an 8-percent decline in criminal complaints in 2018, compared to 2017. This reduction is part of an ongoing trend, as crime is down 10 percent citywide since 2016.
*Chicago saw nearly 100 fewer murders in 2018, compared to 2017. This 15-percent reduction is the greatest drop in homicides of any major American city, outpacing New York (0.37 percent drop), Los Angeles (9.2 percent drop) and Houston (6.64 percent drop).
*Since 2016, murders have declined by 27 percent. Murders as a result of a shooting have declined 31 percent for this same period.
*Shootings also decreased by 14 percent, and are down by 32 percent since 2016.
*Robberies declined by 19 percent in Chicago, and fell by the same percentage over the past two years. In fact, 10 of the 22 Chicago Police Districts reported the fewest number of robberies since the year 2000.
*Burglaries continued to fall in 2018 as well, down 10 percent compared to 2017. Burglaries have steadily posted double-digit declines for the past four years.
* Motor vehicle thefts were also down 11 percent in 2018, compared to 2017. Over the past two years, vehicle thefts are down 10 percent.
*Carjackings also declined 19 percent this year compared to last year. These declines come as the Chicago Police Department launched a partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and local and federal law enforcement teams to launch a Vehicular Hijacking Task Force.