Monday, January 2, 2017
Chicago Police Department begins 2017 initiatives to reduce Negro murders & violence
Last year, five police districts on the South and West sides of the city accounted for the 65 percent increase in murders, according to a statement from Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The majority of violence was not random, as more than 80 percent of shooting victims were identified by police as likely to be involved in gun violence. Attacks on officers also nearly doubled last year, Guglielmi said, which falls in line with statistics from the rest of the country.
Five districts on the North and Northwest sides saw declines in murder or remained the same, police said. Officers were able to recover about 8,300 guns, which was a 20 percent increase from 2015.
“CPD took more bad guys with guns off the street in 2016 than we did in 2015,” Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a Sunday afternoon press conference.
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