"Tragic But Not Random": Understanding The Bloodshed In America's Deadliest City

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Gun Violence in Chicago: Using Social Networks to Understand Bloodshed

  • 09/28/2013 01:54 PM EDT U.S.

500 people were gunned down on the streets of Chicago in 2012 alone, and this summer, the FBI named the city America's murder capital. Yale Sociologist Andrew Papachristos has been studying the epidemic, and argues that the violence, while tragic, is not as random as it seems.