|You would never know it from the media, but total murders have been |
steadily dropping in recent years.
"Many major media outlets compared the homicide rate in Chicago
to that of the Holocaust and Afghanistan. One year, Chicago's
murder rate was higher than Iraq's, which gave Chicago the nickname
"Chiraq". However, recent Chicago homicide rates are nowhere
near those seen in the '70s, '80s and '90s. In fact, the past decade
has logged some of the lowest annual rates since 1965."
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