KILLED, IGNORED, NEVER FORGOTTEN: CHICAGO’S UNSOLVED HOMICIDES
Chicago has too many murders, and too many of these murders go unsolved.
On average, only one out of every two murders is solved in the United States; in predominantly black Chicago neighborhoods this statistic drops to only one out of every six. According to the CDC, homicide remains a leading cause of death among young Black men and many of these homicides go unsolved and this is disproportionately the case in non-white neighborhoods of Chicago. However, without acknowledging the deeply rooted racial and economic segregation in Chicago and the actions (and inaction) of law enforcement, such statements can be weaponized to imply that Black neighborhoods in Chicago are inherently violent.
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