02/08/2007

Only 36% of '06 Chicago murders solved

Annie Sweeney and Frank Main
The Chicago Sun-Times

The percentage of murders solved by Chicago Police fell for a second straight year in 2006 — in part because of changes in how detectives investigate homicides, officials said Tuesday.

The department cleared 36 percent of the murders committed last year, compared with 42 percent in 2005 and 47 percent in 2004.

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