Chicago crime down in August 2013

September 2, 2013 4:28:37 AM PDT
Chicago police say crime in the city was down last month compared to statistics from the same time last year.

Forty-seven fewer shootings were reported in August 2013 than in August 2012, and there were six fewer murders in August 2013 than in August 2012.

During the month of August 2013, Chicago police say they recovered more than 680 illegal guns.