Crime Down Again?
And crime is....down?
Chicago police announced a 4.5 percent decrease in overall crime from January to September, compared with the same time period last year.
Although the crime drop includes a decrease in property crimes, motor vehicle thefts were up 22.3 percent, according to the preliminary statistics released Sunday by police.
Murder declined by 2.3 percent after a slight increase in August, police said, adding that the department is on pace with 2007, a year that ended with the lowest murder total in the city since 1965.
Also in September, police said they seized 130 firearms.Violent crime overall was down more than 11 percent. Aggravated batteries alone declined 7.7 percent, which was the single greatest decrease in this category in 2010.
Whoops! Gotta take the children to school. We'll revisit this later.