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Chicago is far from being the murder capital of the U.S.

Papachristos, Andrew (2014) Chicago is far from being the murder capital of the U.S. LSE American Politics and Policy (28 Jan 2014). Website.

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Recent years have seen Chicago named the ‘murder capital’ of the U.S., echoing its past legacy as a ‘gangster city’. Andrew Papachristos argues that Chicago’s crime and murder rates are at an historic low, and that is nowhere near being the most violent city in the U.S. By analyzing 48 years of crime date from Chicago, he argues that crime is on a downward trend, and becoming more gang related. He also writes that these falls have been unevenly distributed geographically, and that a distinct crime gap remains.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 14:15
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 23:20

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