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A Baltimore principal wants her kids to better understand how certain relationships boost the odds that they will be shot.
“My hope and goal is to just speak truth,” wrote Zachary Fardon, who resigned this week as the city’s top prosecutor.
How We Fix This
Cure Violence is expanding in the five boroughs.
Cure Violence has shown promise in reducing violent crime. But with its funding slashed in its home city, a few remaining foot soldiers are struggling to make a difference in neighborhoods gripped by fear.
Last year was the city's bloodiest in decades. But others continue to record higher homicide rates — and the hardest hit neighborhoods are what really merit attention.
Plus eight other charts from the University of Chicago Crime Lab that help explain the city's soaring homicide numbers.
In 1992, the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy galvanized the city. Today’s violence is a reminder that underlying problems remain unsolved.
Citywide homicide rates obscure the vastly unequal safety risks that separate neighborhoods.
One victim was celebrating his 25th birthday on Bourbon Street. Another was a 2-month-old child fatally shot by her father in an Alaska hotel room.
In a city with a homicide rate higher than Chicago’s, residents say they feel left behind. “We have lost just about everything,” says one.
Data does not support a talking point that’s become popular during the 2016 campaign.
And why the public won’t have access to it anytime soon.
On the other end of the line was a little girl. Her uncle had a gun.
More than a dozen cities have higher rates of shootings and homicides.
Shot and Forgotten
Khari Edwards wants young students to see for themselves how much harm bullets can do.