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Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirms over 1,000 homicides for first time in 27 years

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Tuesday that over 1,000 homicides have been registered in the county in 2021, representing the highest total since there were 1,141 homicides in 1994.
There have been 1,009 homicides to date in 2021 in Cook County, showing an increase over 986 homicides recorded in all of 2020. Last year's homicide totals were more than 40 percent higher than 2019's total of 675.
The county's record for most homicides in a year was recorded in 1991, when 1,229 homicides were handled by the Medical Examiner's Office.
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