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Chicago's Top Cop: Violent Crime Isn't Out of Control

August 03, 2010  | 

Chicago's police superintendent held a news briefing to get the word out that violent crime in the city is declining, despite screaming headlines of gun killings, armed robberies and three off-duty police officers killed in as many months, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Superintendent Jody Weis said Monday that homicides have dropped in the past two decades and for the first seven months are "holding even with last year," the newspaper reported.

Violent crimes have grabbed headlines in 2010. In addition to the three Chicago PD officers killed during robberies, a particularly deadly weekend in June claimed 50 lives.

In April, state lawmakers called for the National Guard to help police get control of the city. At that point, 113 people had been killed in the city, which was the same number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read the full story at ChicagoTribune.com.


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