Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest Cities

Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest CitiesViolent crime is likely to rise slightly this year in the nation’s 30 largest cities, and murders will increase too, mostly because of problems in one place—Chicago — according to a new, preliminary analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice.

The center, a nonpartisan group that monitors developments in law and justice, said only Chicago has endured a year-over-year rise in both violent crime and homicides in 2015 and 2016. Overall, analysts said, violent crime remains near record lows….MORE: NPR