ChiMag: Crime Stats

Number 26964
Subject Crime
Source Chicago Magazine
State Illinois
Year 2014
Publication Date May 2014-June 2014
Summary Written by National Magazine Award finalists David Bernstein and Noah Isackson, this ambitious two-part investigative series, which took the better part of a year to report, exposed how the Chicago Police Department underreported homicides and improperly downgraded scores more serious felonies to lesser offenses in order to bolster the department's crime statistics and make the city appear safer.
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Keywords crime rate, unreported crime, crime corruption
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