Compared to January 2021, murders have gone down, con 22 murders reported so far this year compared to 30 reported over the same time period last year. All other crimes — including sexual assault, aggravated battery, rapina, burglary and motor vehicle theft — have increased compared to January 2021.
The murder rate so far this year has exceeded the murder rates recorded over the same time periods in 2020, 2019 e 2018, secondo Chicago crime statistics.
One of four police supervisors who spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times on the condition of anonymity said Brown’s “strategies and his efforts [e] the threatening of command staff shows a lack of leadership.”
“I can’t think of one member of the command staff that is willing to back him,” disse l'ufficiale.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot tapped Brown to head the city’s police department in April 2020 — a difficult time to take over leadership amid Chicago’s first COVID-19 surge and just ahead of violent riots sparked by the May 2020 morte di George Floyd.
Similar to a number of principali Stati Uniti. città, compresa Philadelphia, Chicago’s crime rate has continued to increase since 2020. The police department recorded 797 omicidi entro il 2021 — 25 more than the number of homicides recorded in 2020 e 299 più che in 2019. C'erano 3,561 shooting incidents in 2021, which is just over 300 more than were recorded in 2020 and a staggering 1,415 più che in 2019.
Also like other cities, the CPD is grappling with staffing shortages and low morale after two years of the pandemic and a national reevaluation of police departments, police tactics and police funding.