‘Pockets of Impunity’: Where Police Can’t Find Killers

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The Washington Post identified the places in dozens of U.S. cities where murder is common but arrests are rare. The newspaper analyzed up to a decade of homicide arrest data-- 52,000 cases -- from 50 large cities. The analysis shows block by block where police fail to catch killers. The overall homicide arrest rate in the 50 cities is 49 percent, but in areas of impunity, police make arrests less than 33 percent of the time . . .

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