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.