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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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Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

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Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

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