Chicago Homicides Down Drastically In 2013 To Fewest Murders Since 1965, Police Say – HuffPost

Response: Interesting! I get so sick and tired of other folks talking about crime in Chicago and why don’t “Our” President, Rev. Al Sharpton and some others go to Chicago and do something? My question to them is why in the hell don’t they go there and do something? Another question what in the hell are they doing when injustice against black folks happens on the local level? They better not ask me anything about the President, Rev. Al and some others in 2014 because they ain’t gonna want to hear my response. But if they ask, they gonna learn the day.

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500, the city’s Police Department said Wednesday that in 2013 the city recorded the fewest killings since 1965 and saw its overall crime rate fall to level not seen since 1972.

The city, which ended the year with a 16 percent drop in crime, saw the numbers of violent crimes, including robbery, aggravated battery and criminal sexual assault drop significantly — some by double digits— as well as drops in burglary and motor vehicle theft.

But it has been the city’s homicide rate, especially the toll on young people, that has captured national attention. (More)