Here’s a thought. Maybe we’ve been going about trying to reduce the rising murder rate in this country the wrong way.
Maybe, instead of taking an aerial view of the problem, we should have been looking at things from down at the street-level. Analyzing crime reports neighborhood by neighborhood to specifically target the simmering pockets from which deadly violence erupts.
The Guardian Newspaper has published a major piece of investigative journalism that does just that.
A team of reporters charted the location of each of America’s more than 13,000 gun homicides in 2015, the latest available figures. They concluded that half of all gun murders occurred in just 127 American cities.
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