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Chicago Police Superintendent, Garry McCarthy told the mainstream media that overall crime is down in Chicago. ABC 7 reported there were 22 fewer murders in 2014 than 2013.

Overall crime is down 15 percent, but shootings are up. The department says there were 145 more shootings in the first 10 months of 2014 than 2013, but 354 fewer shootings compared to 2012.

“So far this year we have had the fewest amount of murders since 1965, yet we all know it’s not enough and there’s much more work to be done,” said Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.

What ABC 7 did not report is the increase in aggravated battery and the number of criminal sexual assaults remains the same from 2013. WGN also missed those statistics as did CBS Chicago and the Chicago Tribune.

Interestingly enough, McCarthy made a similar claim about 2013.

Despite averaging 1.1 murders a day, Chicago Police reported a 17 percent decrease in killings from 2012 and the fewest murders in the city since 1965. But McCarthy isn’t celebrating. “This is progress, not success,” he said, “We still have way too much gun violence in this city.”

Alternative media reports there were only 12 fewer murders in 2014.



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