CHICAGO -- Chicago police just released their crime numbers for the month of November.
They are crediting more officers and better crime fighting technology with a dramatic drop.
The number of shootings in November dropped 47 percent, compared to November of last year.
Murders were down 54 percent and overall crime declined by 10 percent.
November was the ninth consecutive month of a reduction in gun violence.
Alderman Jason Ervin (28th Ward) cites community policing and better technology among the factors that have made the streets a little safer.
Overall, shootings are down 21 percent this year from a year ago, shooting victims are down 20 percent and murder victims are down 14 percent.