As the death toll rises, res­i­dents and police seek solu­tions to end the pro­lif­er­a­tion of gangs, drugs and guns.

Jack Levin, a soci­ology and crim­i­nology pro­fessor at Boston’s North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, says it’s trou­bling that Chicago’s murder count is rising while it falls in other major cities. In 2010, Los Angeles had 297 mur­ders, the lowest since 1967. New York homi­cides have been declining since 1990, when a record 2,245 fell in the nation’s largest city.

Everyone agrees it must be stopped. But how?


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