Is Chicago So Bad on Crime, and Is It the Cops’ Fault?

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Why is Chicago getting so much attention for its high crime numbers? One reason is its sheer size, Max Kapustin of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, tells The Atlantic. “We know that there are a number of cities mostly smaller than Chicago—cities like Baltimore, St. Louis, New Orleans, Detroit—that have much, much higher homicide rates. They don’t get nearly as . . .

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