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01/04/2013 11:20 am ET

Chicago Murder Clearance Rate Worst In More Than 2 Decades

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy of DNAinfo.com Chicago:

CHICAGO — In 2012, the body count — 506 murders — marked Chicago as America’s murder capital.

But here’s another grim statistic: Chicago police solved just 129 of those killings last year, a 25 percent clearance rate — the lowest in 21 years.

And even when police clear murder cases, that doesn’t mean someone always gets charged with murder.

Read the whole story here.

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