CPD: Gun Violence Remains at Unnacceptable Levels

CPD: Gun Violence Remains at Unnacceptable Levels

The Chicago Police Department announced overall crime in the city in November is reduced 7 percent compared to the same time last year, but violence involving guns remains at “unacceptable levels.”

CPD released its latest crime statistics Tuesday. “Overall crime” includes assaults, burglaries, robberies and thefts, police said.

There have been 429 murders so far this year, 52 more than during the same period last year, the department said. There have been 2,221 shootings this year, 336 more than the same period last year. The Chicago Police Department said gun arrests are up 22 percent this year compared to the same time period in 2014. The total number of arrests so far this year are decreased 11 percent.

Police said citizen complaints are down 18 percent so far this year compared to the same period in 2014, and down more than 45 percent over the last four years.

CPD also said it plans to have more than 1,400 officers wear body cameras in six districts across the city, once the next-gen camera technology is evaluated and a vendor is chosen.

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