Gun Violence Down In Chiraq

Chiraq has seen a decrease in gun violence in that last 13 months, according to stats released by Chicago police.

CPD Stats reveal there have been a 22 percent reduction in murders and a 25 percent reduction in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, AOL reports.

Chicago has also seen a 14 percent decrease in robberies. Crime is also down 15 percent in 2018.

“The progress we have seen in the first quarter of the year is a direct result of the hard work of our officers and the investments we have made to make CPD a better agency for everyone,” Eddie Johnson, the Chicago Police Department’s Superintendent, said in a statement to The Hill.

“Our work is far from over. We will continue our hiring plan and identify ways we can continue to integrate technology into the crime fight. We will also double down on our efforts to build trust and lasting partnerships with the communities we serve.”

CPD hired 86 new police officers in March, adding more than 700 new members to the department since the beginning of the city’s new hiring plan in 2017, WGN 9 reports.

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