Police: Violent crime dropped in April

May 8, 2011 4:35:41 PM PDT
Chicago police say April marked the 28th month in a row that violent crime dropped in the city.

New numbers out Sunday show crime was down 7.2 percent compared to April of 2010. Violent crime dropped 11.6 percent and homicide plunged 14.2 percent.

Through the end of April, police say there have been 17 fewer homicides this year compared to the same time last year.

The most notable increase is motor vehicle theft. It was up 20.1 percent over last April.