CPD adds foot patrols in high crime areas

March 25, 2013 8:14:07 PM PDT
In an effort to cut Chicago's violent crime wave, the Chicago Police Department is adding foot patrols in high crime areas.

Police already do increased vehicular patrols in 20 zones with the most violence.

The foot patrols began last week and there will be more of them.

According to CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy, police saturation of high crime areas is working.

So far this year overall crime in those districts is down by a third, he said.