NPR: In Chicago, Violence Soars And Witnesses Go Silent


It’s an old problem and an old code ā€” “don’t snitch.” And it exists everywhere.

But in Chicago, where homicides and shootings are up significantly this year, that old code is leaving a rising number of violent crimes unsolved. Chicago Police Department statistics show arrests are being made in about 30 percent of shooting homicides, while close to 80 percent of nonfatal shootings are going unsolved.

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