Chicago’s Murder Rate Among All-Time High In 2020 With 769 Homicides

The increase, reversing a three-year trend, is among the highest in city history.

Credit: Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune


In a year marred by a deadly pandemic and rocked by civil unrest over policing in America, Chicago endured a level of violence in 2020 that reversed recent progress, with homicides increasing by more than 50%, according to official statistics.

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