Crime Lab Springfield is complicit, too, in Chicago's rising crime rate
Crain's Chicago Business / August 29, 2017
By Jens Ludwig & Lauren Speigel
Gun violence in Chicago is drawing attention across the nation and even around the globe. Our homicide rate rose by 58 percent from 2015 to 2016. Such a large increase in just one year for a big American city is unheard of. And more than halfway into 2017, there are few signs that things are getting better.
In response, many are asking: Why is Chicago so different from New York and Los Angeles? Both had similar levels of gun violence in the early 1990s but are much safer today; looking to such cities has been a useful way to identify "best practices" to adopt in Chicago.