CPD: Crime on decline for more than 2 years

August 16, 2011 (CHICAGO)

The statistics include both violent and property crimes.

According to the official crime statistics made public by the Chicago Police Department, there was a 2.9 percent decrease in total crime and a 7.5 percent reduction in violent crime, due largely to 19 fewer murders.

Chicago police say there was a 1.7 percent reduction in property crime.

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