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Murders And Shootings Are Up For February: CPD Crime Statistics

CHICAGO (CBS) -- New Chicago crime numbers for February are out, and murders and shootings are up.

The city had 34 murders last month. That's 10 more murders than in February of 2019 -- a 41% increase.

Feb Crime Stats

There were 166 shootings, compared to only 123 at the same time last year.

Carjackings are also up, especially on the city's North Side.

Police are bringing back a carjacking task force to try to turn that trend around.

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