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CPD: February Preliminary Crime Statistics
Chicago Police announced preliminary crime statistics today for the month of February, which marked the 26th consecutive month of crime drops overall and in violent and property index offenses in the City. Total crime was down by 9.4 percent Citywide, and violent and property crimes respectively reflected a 9.1 percent and 9.5 percent decrease.
Eight additional incidents of homicide increased the murder total to 52 from the 44 reported last year during the same time. There was approximately a 9 percent decrease from the uptick reported in January. Nine districts were down by double digits in the number of homicides reported through the end of February.
Aggravated batteries decreased by more than 17 percent Citywide. Additionally, aggravated assaults were down more than 10 percent. Criminal sexual assaults increased
by 4.4 percent. The majority of police districts demonstrated violent crime reductions, and four of the top five districts to decline in violent crime were in Area Five and reflected
double-digit drops exceeding 20 percent.
According to preliminary statistics through the end of February 2011:
Violent Index Crime is down 9.1 percent
Homicide – up 18.2 percent
Criminal Sexual Assault – up 4.4 percent
Robbery – down 6.2 percent
Aggravated Assault – down 10.1 percent
Aggravated Battery – down 17.1 percent
Property Index Crime is down 9.5 percent
Burglary – down 5.7 percent
Theft – down 17.9 percent
Motor Vehicle Theft – up 19.9 percent
Arson – down 14.3 percent