Chicago murders, shootings, carjackings down from last year, CPD's January crime stats show

791 guns off the street in January, CPD says
CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department released January crime stats on Tuesday.

Citywide, 48 people were killed last month. That's a 13% decline compared to January 2021, police said.

There were 219 people shot compared to 241 last year, data showed.

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It comes as police said they took 791 guns off the street in January. That also includes the recovery of 65 assault weapons, a 76% increase compared to last year.

The Vehicular Hijacking Task Force continues to work with local, county, state and federal partners.

Overall, vehicular hijackings are down 23% compared to January 2011, according to police.
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