Sunday, April 20, 2014   

Infamous Chicago claims fewer murders
(01-02 08:51)

The US city of Chicago ended 2013 with fewer homicides than any year since 1965 and the lowest overall crime rate since 1972, according to police.
In a news release, the police department says there was a drop in several crime categories, ranging from robbery and aggravated battery to criminal sexual assault and burglary.
Violence in the city became a national news story in 2012, when the number of homicides climbed past the 500 mark.
In 2013, homicides fell 18 percent to 415.
Over the past year, the department launched a number of initiatives targeting street gangs responsible for much of the violence and spent about $100 million in overtime to flood high crime areas with officers.
The department also says the number of shooting victims fell to 2,328 in 2013, compared with 3,066 the year before.—AP


   
Other World breaking news:
(Flight MH370) Huge cost expected in search operation (04-17 17:53)
Ferry evacuation sparks fury (04-17 17:39)
Putin urges dialog in Ukraine (04-17 17:25)
NKorea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster (04-17 17:21)
Heartbreaking text messages from students on sinking ferry in SKorea (04-17 15:44)
Firetruck crashes in California restaurant (04-17 11:22)
Fears grow for hundreds missing in SKorea ferry capsize (04-17 11:19)
Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square (04-16 18:53)
Former Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses (04-16 18:52)
UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack (04-16 18:06)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.