The way this city counts shootings and homicides, can anyone actually believe it?
- More than 16,500 Chicagoans applied to join the Chicago Police Department, city officials announced Sunday.
That is a 16.5 percent increase from the last time the police department accepted applications in 2015, officials said.
The pool of applicants — who will take an exam in April to determine whether they are qualified to enter the five-month police academy — is also the most diverse in the city's history. More than 35 percent of the applicants are African-American, 33 percent are Hispanic and 2.4 percent Asian American, officials said.
Overall, nearly 32 percent of the applicants were female and more than 73 percent were nonwhite, officials said.
Hopefully, there will be reporters at the testing location to get an accurate headcount of who actually shows up to take the test.
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