Shootings in Chicago Up, Crime Overall Down Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Published by Matt Fishman on

This past weekend saw 22 people shot in Chicago, with three shot dead.

Since Chicago announced a state-wide stay at home order, shootings have been up, while overall crime has been down significantly (compared to last year). Theft has been down over 30%, while murder dropped 77% the week after the stay at home announcement. Meanwhile, gun violence is up 24% on the year, with nearly 500 shooting incidents already taking place.

Last year in Chicago saw over 2,100 shootings, down 10% from 2018’s total.

As of today, there has been a total of 22,025 cases, including 794 deaths in Illinois due the coronavirus. The state’s stay at home order will last until at least the end of April.