US cities saw a spike in homicides in 2020, but historical data shows that economic conditions don't offer a simple explanation.
Homicide rates across 34 large US cities increased by 30% last year. If that holds true nationwide, it will eclipse the previous record for a single-year increase.
Law professor James Forman Jr discusses the dangers of overreacting to an uptick in violent crime.
US cities are about as safe as ever, but police practices don't reflect that, says sociologist Patrick Sharkey.
Author and journalist Jill Leovy explains how the United States has failed to extend state protection equally to all citizens.