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The Link Between Drugs And Violence

Inge Fryklund | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Inge Fryklund

In recent years there's been a lot of talk about the need to reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders, which is laudable. However, the focus on the actions of the individual obscures the fact that illegal industries necessarily and inevitably involve violence regardless of the intentions of the participants.

Americans Are Totally Wrong About Which U.S. City Is Most Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.25.2014 | Crime

A new poll found that over half of Americans think Chicago is more dangerous than any other large U.S. city. But their perception does not match the r...

Why Chicago Won't Stop the Killings: In Police Work, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

Robert Maranto | Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago
Robert Maranto

So long as politics trumps performance, it makes more sense for Superintendent McCarthy and Mayor Emanuel to play the blame game than fight crime. In police politics, if you want to keep your job, nothing fails like success.

Chicago Reacts To The Tragedy In Connecticut

Posted 12.14.2012 | Chicago

Following the gut-wrenching report that early Friday, a gunman in Newtown, Conn. opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary killing 27 people—20 of them c...

8 Killed, At Least 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

Nearly 40 people were wounded in gun violence over one of Chicago's bloodiest weekends in recent months this weekend. According to Fox Chicago, sev...

Reducing Crime Through Policing and Employment

David Vognar | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

Until creative ideas are revisited to target the people in America most subject to chronic unemployment, policing efforts alone are unlikely to do much besides temporarily stop the bleeding.

Two 7-Year-Olds Among 8 Wounded By Gun Violence Thursday

Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl is among the eight wounded by gun violence, one of them fatally, Thursday evening into early Friday in Chicago. NBC Chicago repor...

2 Killed, 6 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago

Two men were killed, one of them a teenager, and at least six others were hurt in shootings in Chicago Saturday evening into early Sunday. Edgar De...

Chicago Reports Crime Rate Drop, Despite Homicide Spike In January

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Barely a month into 2012, Chicago's overall crime rate is down 20 percent compared to the same time period a year ago. But a rash of violent incidents...

Chicago's Declining Homicides

Tio Hardiman | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The city of Chicago has had its share of violence over the last 40 years, but there is a reason for the city of Chicago's residents to be happy in 201...

Chicago Murder, Crime Rate Down Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the 22nd consecutive month, crime figures in almost every category were lower this October than they were a year prior. The murder rate in the ci...

WHAT VIOLENCE? Chicago On Track For Fewest Murders In Decades

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Judging by the headlines, this year would seem like the most violent one in Chicago's recent memory. Every weekend this summer seemed like it brought...

Chicago Police Say Crime, Including Murders, Down This Year

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Crime in Chicago dropped 10.3 percent during the first two months of the year, compared with the same period last year, police said. There were eight...