Crime Lab Chicago Police Say Technology, Data Driving Down Crime

Chicago Tonight / May 4, 2017
By Brandis Friedman

Chicago Police say the end of April saw a modest reduction in shootings for the city of Chicago.

Year-to-date, shootings are down 13 percent. April was the second month in a row that shootings have decreased citywide.

Although there were 45 murders and 308 shooting victims, the district says there were 9 percent fewer victims compared to this time in 2016.

Police say it all adds up to its new predictive technology being used in some of the city's more troublesome districts.

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4 May 2017