Thereâ€™s much wonderful reporting inÂ Monica Daveyâ€™s front-pageÂ New York Timesâ€™Â piece on Chicagoâ€™s current homicide challenge. But I hate the headline: â€œIn a Soaring Homicide Rate, a Divide in Chicago.â€ To be more precise, I hate the first half of the headline. Chicago’s homicide rate ticked up in 2012, but remains far below rates of any year 1985-2002. The second half of Davey’s headline is right on the money, though.
For those who want more, barring last-minute schedule changes I’ll be on Up with Chris Hayes tomorrow talking crime issues. Yeah, I am a little nervous.