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« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2009, 04:56:08 am »

Crime

Murders in the city peaked first in 1974, with 970 murders when the city's population was over three million people (resulting in a murder rate of around 29 per 100,000), and again in 1992 with 943 murders, resulting in a murder rate of 34 per 100,000.[59] After adopting crime-fighting techniques recommended by Los Angeles and New York City Police Departments in 2004,[60] Chicago recorded 448 homicides, the lowest total since 1965 (15.65 per 100,000.) Chicago's homicide tally remained steady throughout 2005, 2006, and 2007 with 449, 452, and 435 respectively, and the overall crime rate in 2006 continued the downward trend that has taken place since the early 1990s.[61] However, in 2008, homicides rebounded to 510. [6] Like other school districts in larger cities, Chicago has struggled with school violence. In 2009, 21 Chicago Public School students have been killed as of February 23.

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