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A look at Chicago’s violent crime statistics

Updated Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | 10:43 p.m.

A year ago, Chicago's battle with street gangs reached perhaps its lowest point, when Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a 15-year-old honor student who was killed in a gang dispute. Since then, the number of homicides and other violent crimes that turned Chicago into a national symbol of gun violence have fallen sharply. Here's a look at some key crime statistics by year:

HOMICIDES

2011: 435

2012: 503

2013: 415

SHOOTING INCIDENTS

2011: 2,225

2012: 2,448

2013: 1,864

SHOOTING VICTIMS

2011: 2,766

2012: 3,066

2013: 2,328

JUVENILE SHOOTING VICTIMS

2011: 324

2012: 354

2013: 212

OVERALL CRIME

2013 vs 2011: down 23 percent

2013 vs 2012: down 16 percent

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Source: Chicago Police Department