There were 493 people shot across Chicago.
That's up by three compared to last year.
There were 78 murders, compared to 64 in August of 2020. That's up 22% from the same time last year.
Year to date, murders have increased 3% compared to 2020, Chicago police said.
"We deeply understand how important it is for our residents to feel safe within our neighborhoods across the city," Superintendent David Brown said in a statement. "We are re-tooling our crime fighting strategies to stop the spike in crimes that we are seeing so we can bring a greater sense of safety to our communities."
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Citywide, August 2021 recorded 20-year lows in burglaries and robberies. That continues the trend of year to date declines, with 20-year lows across the city in aggravated batteries, burglaries and robberies. Eight districts in the city have also seen 20-year lows in motor vehicle thefts, according to CPD.
Officers are also working to take weapons off the street and combat carjackings by adding additional resources, Chicago police said.