Internal memo called for federal officers to flood the city's highest-crime neighborhoods.
Read the Open Letter Published By An ‘Unshackled’ Former U.S. Attorney on Chicago’s Gun Violence Problem
“My hope and goal is to just speak truth,” wrote Zachary Fardon, who resigned this week as the city’s top prosecutor.
For the past three years, Brenda Herron has struggled to support four kids she welcomed into her home. The cost of caring for one who was shot over the holidays threatens financial ruin.
We can’t understand gun violence without the full picture.
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.
“These tools are not replacing people,” says Deputy Chief Jonathan Lewin, “but they improve our capacity to do our job."
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.
“These are things that don’t cost money, and that just make sense,” Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin said.