Chicago inches toward 200 homicides in 2022

City data shows murders are slightly down this year compared with the same point in time last year, but car jackings robberies are up.

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Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown speaks at a press conference at Chicago police headquarters in 2021. Brown and other police officials have repeatedly blamed young people for Chicago's increase in carjackings. WBEZ
Chicago Police
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown speaks at a press conference at Chicago police headquarters in 2021. Brown and other police officials have repeatedly blamed young people for Chicago's increase in carjackings. WBEZ

Chicago inches toward 200 homicides in 2022

City data shows murders are slightly down this year compared with the same point in time last year, but car jackings robberies are up.

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Chicago had 178 homicides during the first four months of this year, according to a report from the city’s police department.

Reset discusses how the data compares with previous years and gets the latest on CPD’s plan for addressing homicides and violent crime as we head into the summer.

GUEST: Chip Mitchell, WBEZ criminal justice reporter