Chicago murder rate decreases for third year in a row
City officials announced on New Years Day that the murder rate in the city had gone down in Chicago for the third year in a row. The rate in 2019 was 18 killed per 100,000 population. (2,700,000/100,000 =27. 490 (murders) /27 = 18.1) While still quite high, it does show new policing techniques are having some positive result.
By the way, using 2018 figures, the last year for which all cities have reported murder rates, these are the big cities that had a higher rate than Chicago's current 18.
Murder rate in U.S. cities with 250k or more residents in 2018
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