Shootings and murders have risen over 50% in 2020 compared with the same period last year.
Meanwhile, 67 Chicago police officers have been shot at — 10 of them struck by bullets — so far this year. That’s nearly a four-fold increase from last year when 17 officers were shot at, two of them struck by gunfire.
These are some of the new crime statistics released Sunday by the Chicago Police Department, showing trends through the end of October.
Despite skyrocketing gun violence — against citizens and police — the CPD said other crime decreased in 2020 as a coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the city.
So the numbers that matter – homicides, shootings, assaults on police – are skyrocketing while other crimes are “down” – burglary, theft. Any particular reason for this? Besides the fact that (A) everything is shut down and (B) people are staying home?
We may have missed it, but did they skip the Carjacking number? Because that one is up like 1,000% over last year.