We can say that 2016 and 2017 had remarkable increase in homicide rates for Chicago. 2017 also saw a sustained high homicide rate albeit a drop of 90 to 659. The Chicago Police Department’s Detective Division houses a database with information pertaining to murders that occurred in Chicago.

However, the murder rate dramatically increased in 2016 to an all time high of 749, 282 from 2015’s rate of 467 . Chicago police said the city saw a 15.69 percent drop in murders in 2017. The database includes various types of information pertaining to each murder, including the following: The police area and district in which the murder occurred; Clearances, or resolutions of murder investigations

Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of … More:Chicago ends 2017 with 650 murders, a grim sign of improvement More: Baltimore is the nation's most dangerous city More: High-ranking Chicago officer killed; 5th cop slain in … "It's progress," said Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio. In September 2018, there were 42 murders and 214 shootings, down from 60 murders and 257 shootings in September 2017.

While the national murder rate has hovered between 4 and 6 murders per 100,000 residents since 2000, the 2017 murder rate in New Orleans is a staggering 40 per 100,00 residents. CHICAGO—The nation’s third-largest city ended 2017 with 650 murders, about 15% fewer homicides than a year earlier but still an unusually high number … A total of 650 people were murdered in 2017, down from 771 in 2016, according to statistics released by police Monday.