Chicago police: Crime down in May

June 6, 2011 5:10:40 AM PDT
New figures out Monday morning from Chicago police show that violent and property crime were down in May.

According to police, total crime was down 5.9 percent in May compared to crime numbers through May 2010.

Murders reportedly are down 16.3 percent, with 27 fewer homicides through the end of May than during the same time period last year.