Solving Chicago’s murders could prevent more”

Alex Kotlowitz in the New Yorker:

But one issue is rarely raised: year after year, the vast majority of murders and non-fatal shootings in Chicago go unsolved. Last year, the police charged individuals in just twenty-six per cent of all murders. Of the nearly three thousand non-fatal shootings, only ten per cent of the assailants were charged, which means that you have a pretty good chance of shooting someone in Chicago and getting away with it.

Much in the article about the mutual distrust between cops and neighborhoods (that leads to 90% of shootings going uncharged) reminded me of Kevin DeYoung’s mini review of the book Don’t Shoot.


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January 19, 2017 · city · Chicago · shootings · new Yorker · Alex Kotlowitz

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