Monday, September 12, 2016

Straight talk on violence and safety in Chicago

This is a short explanation of violence in Chicago that captures brilliantly a few major points I've often tried to make to others.  Among them:
  1. The homicide rate in Chicago is a lot lower today than in the early 1990s
  2. That said, gangs today are less organized, more confrontational, and more unpredictable than in the past.  
  3. Most homicide occurs in a very few neighborhoods, and mainly affects people caught up in the gang life
In short, most people are not very likely to be a victim of homicide in Chicago.  At the same time, there are real people who do live in these hot zones where most homicide occurs, and we all owe it to them to fight this violence and ensure a healthy living environment and future for these neighbors.

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