## Number of murders in Chicago

**How many murders are there in Chicago?**

**415 in 2013**

When it comes to the number of murders in Chicago, we can really speak about a descending trend. In 2012 there were 516 murders while in 2013 there were 415 murders. Statistics show that in 2005 there were 451 murders, in 2006 there were 471 murders, in 2007 there were 448 murders, in 2008 there were 513 murders, in 2009 there were 459 murders, in 2010 there were 436 murders and in 2011 there were 435 murders. Not too many people know that murders in Chicago peaked first in 1974, with 970 murders when the city’s population was over 3 million.

This fact is verified on : January 15, 2014.