CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police described their crime-fighting success in 2019 as a "milestone."
Police said this year saw a 13 percent reduction in murders compared to 2018, with the murder rate reaching its lowest level since 2015.
They also there's been a 10 percent reduction in overall shooting incidents, a 17 percent reduction in robberies, an 18 percent reduction in burglaries, a 4 percent reduction in thefts, and a 20 percent reduction in carjackings and car thefts, all compared to 2018.
CPD said that marks a 20-year low in robberies, burglaries and vehicle thefts.
Interim Supt. Charlie Beck and other members of the department addressed the stats on Tuesday night.
Chicago police tout 'milestone' year in crime-fighting
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