From USA Today:
The nation's third largest city has recorded at least 95 homicides in the first two months of 2016, the deadliest start to a year since the late 1990s, according to police department data.The CPD will not be resting any time soon.
Chicago Police Department officials said on Tuesday that the spike in violence is being driven by a rise in gang activity. The city recorded at least 43 homicides in February after recording 52 homicides in January, matching the deadliest start of a year for the city since 1999. That year the city recorded 643 murders.
"While we have much more work to do, however the Chicago Police Department will not rest until every resident in every neighborhood enjoys the same sense of safety," said Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante. "We will continue to work tirelessly on ways to stop violence, and restore accountability and trust in communities throughout the city."