Chicago Police detectives solved 36 percent of murders committed in Chicago last year -- about the same percentage cleared in 2006.
Of 443 murders committed across the city, 162 -- or 36.6 percent -- were cleared. In 2006, 36.2 were solved.
In addition, detectives working cases from previous years cleared 102 cases, bringing the total number of Chicago murders solved to 264, according to department statistics.
The police cleared 42 percent of murders in 2005 and 47 percent the year before.