CPD Supt. David Brown On Recent Spike In Carjackings, Homicides

This January was the deadliest in Chicago since 2017. Police reported 51 homicides in the first month of 2021 — and 218 carjackings.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown speaks at a news conference in Chicago on July 27, 2020. Teresa Crawford / Associated Press
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown speaks at a news conference in Chicago on July 27, 2020. Teresa Crawford / Associated Press

CPD Supt. David Brown On Recent Spike In Carjackings, Homicides

This January was the deadliest in Chicago since 2017. Police reported 51 homicides in the first month of 2021 — and 218 carjackings.

Chicago recorded 51 homicides in the first month of 2021 — the highest number of January homicides in four years. This comes as city leaders grapple with a recent spike in carjackings. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced last week that 40 more police officers would help address the growing number of cases.

Reset brings on the head of the Chicago Police Department for more on the city’s response.

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