Crime Lab Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Headlines
City Club of Chicago / January 29, 2018
Between 2015 and 2016, homicide rates in Chicago increased by nearly 60%, undoing much of the progress the city made in reducing crime over the past 25 years since the peak of the crack cocaine epidemic in the early 1990s. What happened to crime rates in 2017? Has the problem gotten better or worse over the past year? What solutions have been tried, and how effective have they been?