The vast majority of urban homicides are the product of gun violence. But the cities with the highest rates may surprise you. (Spoiler: Chicago falls in the middle of the list.)
Four young men were fatally shot. Their killers haven't been caught. Their mothers suffer.
One data source counted more than 45,000 incidents involving a gun over a five year period.
Data does not support a talking point that’s become popular during the 2016 campaign.
More than a dozen cities have higher rates of shootings and homicides.
Firearms are far and away the leading cause of death.
Seven unsolved homicides by the same mysterious gunman have left the Maryvale section of Phoenix deeply unsettled. “It’s like you’re a sitting duck."
A review of evidence-based strategies for addressing America’s violent crime epidemic can help cities move past knee-jerk responses — and focus on proven solutions.
With the issue in the spotlight, here are the storylines to watch as the campaigns head into crunch time.