Chicago police officers faced multiple attacks in 2016, one of the most violent years in the city’s history.
Thirty-one officers were shot at in 2016, a 82 percent increase over 2015 numbers,the Chicago Police Department told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Only 17 officers were shot at in 2015.
Nine officers reported gun-shot wounds in 2016, the CPD told The DCNF, but zero died as a result.
“These emboldened criminals are responsible for destroying families and communities as well as dozens of attacks on Chicago police officers in 2016,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a press conference.