It’s Too Soon to Know If Big-City Murder Rise Is a Trend

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After a report this week that homicide totals are up in many big cities, the Wall Street Journal took its own survey, finding that sixteen of the 20 largest police departments reported a year-over-year rise in homicides as of mid-December. Chicago experienced one of the most dramatic jumps, with more than 720 murders—up 56 percent from 2015. Chicago’s . . .

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