Sunday, March 24, 2013

Why are there so many murders in Chicago? The New Geography offers some possibilities:
  1. The number of police officers
  2. Police tactics
  3. Politically controlled policing
  4. William Bratton
  5. Gang fragmentation
  6. Depopulation
  7. Public housing demolitions
Numbers one to three are the most convincing, however, note that the example of police tactics, "stop and frisk", is moderately recent, and came after the most dramatic reductions in New York, where the important tactical shifts relied mostly on data analysis and broken windows theory of crime enforcement.
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