#Dossier,#Crime,#TrueNews Homicide rates are increasing in the majority of major US cities !

Homicide rates are increasing in the majority of major US cities, but Baltimore, Chicago, Memphis and Milwaukee are struggling with some of the worst violence seen in a quarter-century.

Chicago, Baltimore, Memphis and Milwaukee are already seeing a rise in homicide in 2017, compared to the same time last year. While violence keeps climbing, many are desperately searching for a solution to the problem. 


Chicago’s murder rate returned to 1996 levels when the city was struggling with a drug epidemic and gang wars. The problem is now exacerbated by years of mistrust of police, leading to “the withdrawal of some local communities [from cooperating with police] and police disengagement,” as Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, told the Wall Street Journal. 

The Chicago, Baltimore and Milwaukee police departments have been reviewed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and found to have used racial profiling along with other potentially alienating practices, such as the Chicago Police Department’s use of Homan Square, a black-site where prisoners were hidden from their lawyer.

In September, the DOJ announced it was conducting a review of the Memphis PD.

But after years of protests against police brutality, many officers have begun to feel demotivated.

“Police are back-footed, but not because they are being truculent,” Flynn, the Milwaukee police chief, told the Journal. “[When officers] feel like they are being treated as the enemy, it affects their motivation.”

As a result, murder rates have increased, while the number of arrests has decreased, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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