Doing More With Less?
- Virtually every major crime category was down in Chicago in July, according to statistics released by the police department on Friday.
Homicides decreased 7.9 percent from January to July compared to the same period in 2006, while overall crime was down 6.4 percent, according to a release from police. The only crime category to show an increase was arson, which was up 3.1 percent.
Since January, there have been 245 murders in the city, compared to 266 a year ago, the release said. Overall violent crime showed a 5 percent drop, including sexual assault down 3.4 percent, robbery down 5.5 percent, aggravated assault down 7 percent and aggravated battery down 3.4 percent, according to the release. There have been 208 fewer shootings in the city since the same period a year ago.
You know what? We think we deserve a raise. A big one.