Murders are up 139% from July 2019 to July 2020 in Chicago according to crime data.
Chiraq in July, 2020: Murders up 139% vs. July 2019, shooting incidents up 75%. https://t.co/MhJUaxSX3B
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) August 2, 2020
Murders more than doubled last month in Chicago compared to the same month last year, according to new data released by Chicago police.
Shootings also increased compared July 2019.
Still, police reported that overall crime in the city has decreased so far this year.
The 105 murders reported in July are a nearly 139% increase from the 44 reported in July 2019, according to police data released Saturday. The 406 shooting incidents last month were a 75% increase from the 232 reported in the same month-to-month comparison.
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