7 Jan , 2017

CPRC at Real Clear Policy: “Chicago’s Bloody Mess”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on Chicago disastrous policing policies at Real Clear Policy.  The piece starts this way:

Chicago is a bloody mess. Last year, Chicago had 762 homicides — more than New York and Los Angeles combined. This represents an astounding 57 percent increase from the 2015 murder rate.

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2 Jan , 2017

Is Chicago Murder Rate problem a Result of Recent changes in Police Behavior?

Sources for the graph available here and here (see the bottom of this page).  See graph below.  The percentage of cases cleared is obtained by dividing homicides cleared divided by total homicides (the sum of homicides cleared and not cleared).  The latest clearance rate data for the US as a whole is for 2014 and it shows a rate of 64.5%.  …