Tactics by the city of Chicago have put a major dent in the killing trend

So far in 2013, Chicago homicides outnumbered slayings in the larger cities of New York and Los Angeles last year.

Chicago has drawn a lot of attention for the soaring gun violence and gang bloodshed, creating a political test for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in President Obama’s hometown.  But a year later, Chicago has Chicago has witnessed a drop in shootings and crime. Killings this year have dipped to a level not seen since the early 1960s.

 

 

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Nationwide drop in violent crimes due to plummeting price of cocaine

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Drop in price of cocaine as violent crimes drop.

A radical transformation in major American cities began in the mid-1990’s.  A turn around of years of high Years of high violent crime rates, thefts, robberies, and inner-city decay suddenlybegan.  Crime rates began to fall faster than they went up.  This trend appeared in practically every post-industrial American city, simultaneously.

 

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