Sun-Times: Arrests down 28 percent in Chicago this year

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By Mick Dumke and Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times CHICAGO 12/24 – …As Chicago grapples with a surge in killings and a mistrust of law enforcement stemming from police shootings, the number of arrests in the city has fallen by 28 percent versus last year, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis finds.

• Through mid-December, police were on pace to make about 50,000 arrests citywide in 2016 — down from over 69,000 a year ago. The year’s current arrest total is less than half what it was in 2010, the year before Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office…

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