Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

 

Crime is down in Chicago under new Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. At least that's what the city says. Should the numbers be believed? Carol Marin talks with Chicago's top cop about this and more.

Chicagoans can now access a decade of crime statistics in a public, online database at the City of Chicago's Data Portal site. Users can get information on specific crimes, including dates, locations, case numbers and whether there was an arrest. There are about 4.6 million incidents in the database. View the chart below for more information.

Crimes - 2001 to present

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