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Chicago Police posted encouraging news about the city’s once-staggering homicide rate Tuesday and continued a cautiously optimistic trend that law enforcement is stemming the tide of violence in the Windy City.

Citing newly-released police data, the Sun-Times reports Chicago’s first quarter of 2014 tallied the lowest number of homicides since 1958. The numbers reflect six fewer homicides than the same period in 2013, and 55 fewer homicides since the same time in 2012.

“This is now the sixth consecutive quarter that we’ve had significant reductions of murder and violence in the city,” Chicago’s Police Supt. Garry McCarthy told ABC Chicago in an interview Tuesday. “We’re pleased, but of course we have a lot of work to do.”

For more, go here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/01/chicago-homicide-rate-2014_n_5070438.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago&ir=Chicago.

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