The New York Times Draws Comparisons Between Homicides Here And In NYC

In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, a reward sign and messages hang near the site where 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was fatally shot Nov. 2 in Chicago. On Monday, March 7, 2016, Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, was charged with first-degree murder in Tyshawn's death. Police say the boy was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father's gang ties.
A reward sign and messages hang near the site where 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was fatally shot Nov. 2 in Chicago. Teresa Crawford, File / AP Photo
In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, a reward sign and messages hang near the site where 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was fatally shot Nov. 2 in Chicago. On Monday, March 7, 2016, Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, was charged with first-degree murder in Tyshawn's death. Police say the boy was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father's gang ties.
A reward sign and messages hang near the site where 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was fatally shot Nov. 2 in Chicago. Teresa Crawford, File / AP Photo

The New York Times Draws Comparisons Between Homicides Here And In NYC

In the 1990s the three biggest cities in America-New York, Los Angeles and Chicago-were seeing record spikes in the number of homicides. At the turn of the century, most of these metropolises started seeing results in their efforts to battle the sobering statistics, but not Chicago. 

Since 2004, the city has not seen any major drop in the number of homicides while the other two cities continue to see improvement. 

The New York Times recently took a closer look at these statistics and saw some stark differences between Chicago and New York. We talk to reporters Ford Fessenden and Haeyoun Park about what Chicago can learn from New York.