How not to judge Chicago’s violence number

There are two ways of looking at almost anything.

So it’s little surprise that the shooting numbers put out by the City of Chicago are framed in a way to make the city look good. But they also skew our understanding of the urban violence we are really dealing with, says Rob Wildeboer, criminal and legal affairs reporter for WBEZ. 

Wildeboer was a guest on the Barber Shop Show last week. He says that the number of shootings this year is fewer than last year. But then again, Wildeboer says, last year was a particularly terrible year.

Watch the video, by Tyler Stabile, below:

And listen to the entire show here:

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