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Chicago Tribune: Chicago reached at least 800 homicides in 2021, a level not seen in 25 years

Chicago endured one of its deadliest years in at least the last quarter-century in 2021, according to Chicago Police Department data, information from other law enforcement and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

According to case data from the medical examiner released Monday, that office handled more than 1,000 homicides last year, including 836 in the city of Chicago. It was the first time the office had handled that many homicides since 1994, it reported.

Read the full story on the Chicago Tribune.

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