No Arrest in 74 Percent of Chicago Homicides, Analysis Finds


The city of Chicago has one of the worst homicide arrest rates in the nation.

That’s according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the 50 largest cities in the United States. Over the course of 11 years, the Post found that 74 percent of homicides in Chicago resulted in no arrests. It also found that large swaths of the West and South Sides saw both high concentrations of killings and low rates of arrests.

And it found large swaths of the West and South Sides saw both high concentrations of killings and low rates of arrests.

Joining us to discuss those findings are Kevin Graham, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge 7; and the Rev. Marshall Hatch, pastor of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in West Garfield Park. The Chicago Police Department was invited to participate in our discussion but did not respond.


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