In 2015, Chicago reported 485 homicides. The most recent report revealed that 2016 was the most violent year the city has seen in two decades. The 762 reported Chicago homicides are more than New York and Los Angeles homicides combined.
In 2016, the NYPD had logged 334 homicides while the LAPD had 294, reported New York Daily News.
CBS’s 60 Minutes acquired data from the Freedom of Information Act revealed that police activity dropped in all 22 police precincts.
According to the records, Chicago police officers stopped and questioned 49,257 individuals; however, just a year later, the amount of stops dropped 80 percent.
Many believe that part of the problem comes from the discourse between the police department and the community. For police to be able to do their job, the community has to have a sense of trust, and many feel that trust is strongly lacking between Chicago’s police and its residents.
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