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Chicago Police Partners with communities to reduce crime in the city.

CPD partners with neighborhood residents to develop district-specific public safety plans; April crime reduction efforts build on near 20-year lows in robberies, burglaries, and motor vehicle thefts.


The Chicago Police Department’s efforts to reduce violence continued in April, with violent crime down nearly 10 percent, according to year-to-date figures. The latest statistics show double-digit reductions in murders, robberies, burglaries, and carjackings for the first four months of the year, compared to the same period in 2018. Shooting incidents were also down eight percent compared to 2018 and fell 41 percent compared to three years ago. While CPD’s strategy to reduce murders and shootings faced headwinds this month, the 16th, 19th and 24th police districts saw no shooting throughout April. This month’s crime reduction efforts also contributed to the lowest number of burglaries, robberies, and motor vehicle thefts citywide since 2000, according to year-to-date data.
As part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to further establish community trust on a district-by-district level, CPD held a series of community conversations with neighborhood residents, business owners, civic officials, and other key stakeholders throughout each of its 22 police districts, which will culminate in 22 Community Policing Strategic Plans.

Details of the program is published below:

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