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Gun-Related Deaths on the Rise Nationally, Suicide Part of Increase
In 2021, the US saw an increase of 8% from gun-related deaths from 2020. There were a total of 48,830 gun-related deaths in the United States in 2021, more than half suicides.
Data: Chicago Schools Spared in Gun Violence Epidemic
Chicago is plagued by mass shootings throughout the city, but data show that one area has largely been spared -- the school system.
Brother of Uvalde Shooting Victim Struggling to Move on
Julian Salazar, brother of Uvalde school shooting victim Layla Salazar, talks about coping with the loss of his little sister months after the attack.
West Loop Kidnappings Have Residents Frightened
West Loop residents are concerned after three kidnapping attempts in August led to only one arrest. Public outcry has been directed at city officials.
Chicago Burglaries up 18% Since 2021, Largest Increase in 5 Years
The area surrounding the Ukrainian Village, including Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview and the Near North Side, has seen 820 reported burglaries in from Jan. 1 to Nov. 13.
Rise in CTA Crime is Impacting College Commuters
While Chicago Police and the CTA say crime is down on trains, buses and platforms, those drops come from historic highs during the pandemic.
Domestic Abuse at Top of Chicago Arrests for May 2022, Data Show
A domestic battery with bodily harm offense was the most likely reason for someone to be arrested in Chicago in May 2022, according to Chicago Police Department data.
Data: High Percentage of Mass Shootings are Teens, Children
The Uvalde school shooting is a chilling reminder: 1 in 4 victims of mass shootings are kids and teens. The U.S. has a 26-times higher rate than other high-income countries.
Rape Kit Backlog: Trauma, the Untested and Advocacy
CPD says the expected wait time for processing kits at a state laboratory is about 270 days, but survivors have been told the wait can be up to two years.
Albany Park Residents Fear Increasing Violence in the Neighborhood
Theft, burglary and aggravated battery crimes have increased in Chicago, and the quiet Northwest side neighborhood of Albany Park is not immune.
Asian Americans Are Facing Unprecedented Difficulties in Chicago
A series of studies were conducted and found that hate crimes targeting the Asian American community have reached some unprecedented levels. What does that mean in Chicago?
Chicago Carjackings Continue to Rise During the Pandemic
Chicago had a 31% increase in carjackings in just one year following the start of the pandemic, between 2020 and 2021. The city's numbers are higher than every other large city.
Vandalism Increasing in Chicago Since Start of the Pandemic
Vandalism and petty crimes have increased significantly since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, and crime experts have cited several reasons as to why.
Carjackings in Chicago: Who is Impacted and How You Can Help
From Jan. 1, 2021 to April 14, 2022 there have been 2,296 carjackings in Chicago. Jeep Grand Cherokees and Toyota Camrys have been targeted the most by carjackers, data show.
Wicker Park Carjackings: The Fear of Going for a Ride
Wicker Park carjackings have spiked tremendously in the past year, with four carjackings happening in the span of less than a week. Residents are concerned.
Security In Chinatown: What Improvements are Being Made
Residents and the Chicago Police Department say they're concerned about the increase in crime in Chicago's normally peaceful Chinatown neighborhood.
The Real Effects of Chicago’s Red-Light and Speed Cameras
While beneficial in some aspects, data shows that red-light and speed cameras discriminate and ticket black and brown drivers at a higher rate than other individuals.
Data: Chicago Homicides Already Ahead of Last Year’s Record Rate
With 43 homicides in February, Chicago is on pace to break last year's homicide total, the most in a quarter of a century. Some blame lack of public trust in police.
Crime on the Rise in Chicago’s 31st Ward Neighborhoods
So far, 413 crimes have occurred in Chicago's 31st Ward since the start of 2022. Theft and battery lead the list, but more violent crimes have been showing up on the police blotter.
Analyzing CPD Sentiment Scores in the City
After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, cities around the country erupted into protests against police misconduct and brutality.
Data: CTA Ridership Struggling to Recover to Pre-Pandemic Numbers
Data Analysis: Chicago Mayoral Election Runoff Results by Ward
Food Prices Skyrocketing Again in Chicago, Rest of the U.S.
Mega Development Along the Chicago River to Impact Chicago’s Future
How Has Chicago’s Drinking Culture Been Changing?
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Outbreak: COVID-19 in Chicago
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