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Crime on the rise in Chicago: What's the latest in the trend? - May ’24



The number of crime incidents in Chicago saw an overall increase last month, after a previous decrease, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents increased to 22,006 for May-2024 up from 20,128 for Apr-2024 (+9.3% change).

Among the types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, reports of Burglary/Breaking & Entering went from 602 to 741 incidents (+23.1% change). Incidents of Aggravated Assault rose from 1,408 to 1,672 incidents (+18.8% change). Simple Assault went up from 4,335 to 4,980 incidents (+14.9% change).


To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.


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