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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came out swinging in a contentious first showdown. Both entered the debate trying to win support from an unusually high number of voters who remain undecided.

Actually, homicides in Chicago have decreased since 2000

Although there have been year-to-year variations, the homicide rate in Chicago has decreased since 2000, according to Chicago Police figures reported in the Chicago Tribune. As of September 2, 2016, there were 474 homicides in Chicago this year. 

During the debate, Trump said that there were almost 4,000 people killed in Chicago since President Obama became president. As of the beginning of September, that number was 3,624. 

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