Chicago crime rate down overall, police say

April 3, 2013 3:51:26 AM PDT
A day after announcing a drop in the city's murder rate in March, Chicago police said overall crime in the city is also on the decline.

According to the police department, the city of Chicago saw an 8-percent drop in overall crime in the first quarter of the year 2013, compared to the same period last year.

That decline continues a trend from 2012 in which overall crime in the city dropped 8 percent since the previous year.

And since 2011, overall crime in the city is down 15 percent.