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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