Chicago hits grim milestone of 700 murders in 2016, a level of violence not seen in nearly two decades
The nation's third largest city recorded its 701st murder on Thursday, reaching a stunning milestone before year's end. Killings in Chicago have increased by about 58% since last year, according to police department data. Ref. USAToday.
Chicago police solved fewer than one in six killings in the first half of 2018. Police in one of the nation’s most violent cities arrested or identified a suspect in just 15.4 percent of killings, data obtained by USA Today shows. If that clearance rate holds, it will be the sixth straight annual decline. Ref. USAToday.
It takes one person a few minutes to cause a murder. It takes countless of hours, people and resources to solve that case sometimes over days, weeks or months so its not so easy as statistics try to picture it.
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Chicago suburb reels in wake of mass shooting. It's been one month since the Fourth of July mass shooting at a Highland Park, Illinois, parade that left seven dead. Highland Park residents are still reeling from the attack, and thousands have sought mental health services, Mayor Nancy Rotering told USA TODAY. Many are also turning anger into activism by making public art, putting up yard signs, organizing phone banks and meeting with lawmakers to push for gun control legislation. The 21-year-old shooting suspect appeared in Lake County’s circuit court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to 117 felony counts. Hear from Highland Park residents about their reality. Source 3t.