Chicago Police Stops Down 90%

DNA Info reports that police stops in Chicago are down nearly 90 percent as the Chicago Police Department continues to struggle with bad morale and incessant violence.

From the start of the year to last week, police made only 20,908 recorded investigative stops, said Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police Department spokesman. Over the same period last year, there were 157,346 recorded stops.

Police also are seizing fewer guns: just 1,316 so far this year, while 1,413 were seized over the same period last year, Guglielmi said.

At the same time, shootings across the city are up 80 percent, a DNAinfo Chicago analysis found. In 650 shootings so far this year, 123 people have been killed and 652 wounded. County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has warned the city is on track to have 700 murders this year.

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8 Comments

  1. ProudAmerican

    Tuscon, Az. City council put a freeze on hiring because of budget shortages and a freeze on raises for officers. Maybe Chicago is having the same issues. If officers go to another department, their position is left vacant. It seems to me that budget cuts could be taken elsewhere because this endangers the safety for officers even more than it already is.

  2. Marcella

    What do you expect when everyone has vilified the police. You think they want to be proactive knowing they could get charged with a crime for doing their job? Thank this administration.

  3. Mike

    It’s always been a thin blue line and that was fine when the majority had the same values and common sense and all contributed both to discourse and each other.
    Not so now with the entitlement generation and the socialista and progressive elites and their voting fodder who are inundated with the feral underclass, who shut down and demonise anyone who doesn’t agree with and encourage their goals, rights or opinions.
    That they want to bring in more migrants to vote for them so they don’t have to hassle with being in opposition a term or two is a given.
    An opposition When/where the people who actually pay for everything, get to try to claw back some of the rights and freedoms either taken away from them or given to some minority who are assisting the progressives incessant breakdown of the Judeo-Christian fabric of an ordered society founded on mores, morals and common sense based on common values.
    Now the thin blue line is being undermined by the leadership, and castrated by the progressive politico-legal class so they are impotant to uphold the law against the feral rights class.
    Little things matter and without the Majority standing up for the Police and not voting for the progressives, this will end in tyranny. Mike

  4. Josh

    As you sew so shall you reap.

  5. William

    From what I understand, the last Superentendent of Chicago PD made an agreement with the ACLU that when an officer makes a stop, they have to fill out a two page report and give the person a card with internal affairs number on it in case they want to complain. Gee, wonder why stops are down. If there’s a Chicago PD here correct me if I’m wrong.

  6. marino gazzola

    Perhaps if the police weren’t restricted to who they can stop or where and for what reason they can effect a stop those numbers wouldn’t have such a dramatic drop off. Maybe administration and the public should have a good look in the mirror in trying to answer their own questions. Why effect a stop when you know you will not be supported if the stop goes south for whatever reason

  7. David

    Seems like they forgot what we as law enforcement are sworn to do . Protect and serve, oh that’s not what the administrations telling them to do. The load mouthed protesters are controlling what goes on. Let the men and women in blue do there jobs so your city can be a safer place to visit . Until then I and many others will stay away till they wake up .

  8. Merrihelen mcintosh

    Maybe the GOOD people should step up and let the police know they are supported by the citizens. Police do not hear anywhere near enough positive things.

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