Chicago Police say 100 fewer people were murdered there in 2018


For the second time in as many years, Chicago saw fewer murders and gun-related violence.

The Chicago Police Department says there were 100 fewer murders in 2018 than 2017.

Overall, crime numbers in the city have dropped 10% since 2016.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says those statistics came at a high cost this year.

“This has been one of the more tragic or most tragic years in the CPD’s history,” Johnson said. “With the losses of Commander Paul Bauer, Officer Samuel Jimenez, Officer Eduardo Marmolejo and Officer Conrad Gary.”

Police say other crimes, including carjackings and robberies, also declined in 2018.

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