View Full Version : Murders & shootings are down, but crime is up?

07-01-2015, 02:33 PM
Typical Chicagoese spin and double talk.

CHICAGO (CBS) — The latest data from the Chicago Police Department show overall crime is down compared to last year, but shootings and murders are on the rise. (Huh? Say what?)

Through the first half of the year, there have been 13 more murders, 20 more shooting incidents, and 24 more shooting victims than the first half of 2014, according to statistics provided by police. At the same time, overall crime is down 7 percent.

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said part of the challenge in reducing gun violence is gang members are more worried about what their gang will do to them if they lose a gun than they are about what the courts will do to them if they’re arrested with an illegal firearm.

“These kids don’t drop the guns when we chase them, which is different than anything I’ve experienced in other cities,” he said.

Please 'splain how shootings and murders are up but overall crime is down 7%.


07-02-2015, 02:51 PM
Because there are more crimes than just murder or shooting?