Bad neighborhoods: 1% of counties responsible for 42% of America’s murders

“President Biden and Democrats want to talk about violent crime as a gun problem. Over 92% of violent crime has nothing to do with guns,” Mr. Lott said. “The way you reduce violent crime or gun crime is the same way: You have to make it risky to go and commit the crime.”

Chicago police work the scene where a 5-month-old girl was shot and killed in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Friday, June 24, 2022. The infant, who was identified as Cecilia ..more >

Homicide rates have spiked, but most of America has remained untouched.

Only a tiny fraction of U.S. counties account for nearly all of the country’s homicides, according to research released Tuesday that showed a striking concentration where killings take place.

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