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Chicago Homicide Rate

CeaseFire Illinois Salutes NBA Legend Isiah Thomas

Tio Hardiman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Isiah Thomas is trying hard to understand what's going on in Chicago as it relates to the escalating violence that has taken the lives of so many young people in some of Chicago's deadliest neighborhoods.

Homicides Hit 435, 2011 Total, With 2 Months To Go

Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago

During a weekend that saw at least six people killed in gun violence and another 14 wounded, homicides this year in Chicago hit 435, matching last yea...

It's the Gangs, Stupid: Why People Don't Respond to Crime Statistics

Andrew Papachristos | Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago
Andrew Papachristos

The discrepancy between the reality of the numbers and the reality of lived experience raises a critical question. If we are at a low point in a longer history of violence, why don't people feel safe? Not all crime is alike.

Homicides This Year Hit A Devastating High

Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

Homicides in Chicago have reached a new high this year, even as recent data show that surging gun violence in the Windy City has slowed from its devas...

NBA Players in Chicago to Promote Peace and Goodwill

Tio Hardiman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The Basketball Tournament for Peace served as a good example of how professional athletes can help bring young people together and begin the process of bridging the gap between the different groups of warring young men.

10 Shot Overnight, Rahm Announces Federal Help With Crime Fight

Posted 08.31.2012 | Chicago

On the heels of an evening when at least 10 people were wounded in shootings in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that additional federal support ...

At Least 46 Shot Over The Weekend Citywide

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

As summer begins to wind down heading into the Labor Day holiday, the United States' third-largest city experienced one of its most deadly weekends of...

Chicago's Top Cop: City's 'Treading Water' On Homicide

Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Saturday addressed the disturbingly high number of shootings in Chicago in recent days and continued to defend...

4 Killed, 13 Wounded In Shootings On Another Violent Night

Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago

Four people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in shootings Friday evening into Saturday in Chicago, continuing the trend of surging gun...

Homicides Hit A One-Day Record High Over The Weekend

Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

Six people were killed in Chicago on Saturday, tying Feb. 19 for the most homicides in one day since the beginning of 2012. Four of those victims w...

Is Enough Being Done About Surging Gun Violence In Chicago?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

As gun violence in Chicago continues to surge, HuffPost Live assembled a group of community activists and journalists to dig into the question of why ...

City Homicides Down In July, But Year Total Still Up Over 2011

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police announced Thursday that the city's homicide rate -- which has attracted international media attention -- saw its first monthly decline ...

What Is a "Gang Audit"?

Andrew Papachristos | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago
Andrew Papachristos

The decentralized nature and sheer number of gang factions makes understanding the context of gang disputes even more important when trying to craft intervention and prevention efforts.

15 Hurt In Shootings Over 6 Hours Ahead Of Holiday

Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago

Fifteen people were shot Tuesday evening in Chicago over a six-hour period on the eve of the mid-week Fourth of July holiday. A 10-year-old girl wh...

Fatal Chicago Shootings Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In War Zone

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago deals with a surge of murders that, thus far this year, has outpaced that of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Chicago Police Department has ...

With City's Murder Rate Still Soaring, Rahm Announces Strategy

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

Facing criticism concerning Chicago's soaring homicide rate thus far this year, Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a new "wraparound" crime-fighting st...

People Before Profit, Rahm!

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 06.13.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Making Chicago look profitable by cutting health, education, social and public safety services is taxing the collective psyche of our town to the point that by July we will really be in the red... blood red.

Trayvon Martin's Homicide: A National Movement to Stop the Violence?

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Trayvon Martin's killing should serve as a wake up call for the nation -- and the same leaders that showed up for Trayvon's family should also stand up for young African American and Latino males who lose their lives to senseless acts of violence everyday.

Chicago Reports Crime Rate Drop, Despite Homicide Spike In January

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Barely a month into 2012, Chicago's overall crime rate is down 20 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. But a rash of violent incidents...

Meeting With Gang Leaders Led To Big Homicide Drop, Weis Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over the summer, Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis held a secret meeting with the leaders of the West Side's most vicious gangs, telling them th...

CeaseFire: Homicide Stats In Chicago Are Actually Down

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tio Hardiman knows Chicago's killing fields better than most people. The director of CeaseFire Illinois keeps tabs on violent conflicts across the ...