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Friday, December 20, 2013

Chicago Officials Cite Improving Crime Rate

Police investigate a homicide scene in the Lawndale neighborhood on December 15, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images )

Police investigate a homicide scene in the Lawndale neighborhood on December 15, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images )

In 2012, the city of Chicago saw more homicides than any other in the country. But according to one new study, crime in Chicago has dipped to a 40-year low.

The study is from Andrew Papachristos, a criminologist and associate professor at Yale University. WBEZ legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with details.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."

July 28 5 Comments

Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

July 28 4 Comments

New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

"Love Child" tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.