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Chicago Homicide Rate 2012

Why Chicago Isn't The 'Murder Capital' Of The United States

Posted 09.19.2013 | Chicago

While the majority of cities had goose eggs for murder counts in the FBI's newly-released crime statistics for 2012, Chicago stood out with the unfavo...

Homicides in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

We cannot continue to sit back and wait for the next homicide to occur. It's time to get out on the front end and stop homicides from occurring in the first place.

Murder in Chicago: The Human Toll

Jen Sabella | Posted 03.16.2013 | Chicago
Jen Sabella

We released the 2012 Murder Timeline to show the human toll of violence in Chicago: from the mother still expecting her son to knock on her window and ask what's for dinner to the four-year-old girl who saw paramedics carry her dying father away.

Suspected Arsonist Previously Threatened To Torch Kids

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

A tragic incident that claimed three lives in a December blaze has developed odd twists and chilling new details. Back in September, Nathaniel Bel...

Second-Largest Ill. City Had Zero Homicides In 2012

Posted 01.02.2013 | Chicago

Chicago may have tallied astonishing homicide numbers in 2012--506 to be exact--but Illinois' second-largest city recorded an extraordinary figure of ...

Chicago Appears To Have Hit 500 Homicides In 2012

AP | Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the city has logged its 500th homicide of the year. McCarthy issued a statement Friday c...

City Sees Slowdown Of Homicides But Will Still Likely Hit Grim Milestone

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- When the city's gang war intensified last spring, shootings became so frequent they sometimes seemed like a ghastly game of tennis, with ea...

5 Killed, 25 Others Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

At least five people, including two teens, were fatally shot -- and 25 others were wounded by gun violence -- between Friday evening and early Sunday...