Monday, March 26, 2018

The 2016 Chicago Homicide Spike - Explained

As the Chicago Tribune reported this morning, University of Utah Economics Professor Richard Fowles and I have just completed an important article on the 2016 Chicago homicide spike. Through multiple regression analysis and other tools, we conclude that an ACLU consent decree trigged a sharp reduction in stop and frisks by the Chicago Police Department, which in turn caused homicides to spike. Sadly, what Chicago police officers dubbed the "ACLU effect" was real—and more homicides and shootings were the consequence.

via reason.com

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2018/03/the-2016-chicago-homicide-spike-explained.html

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