Crime Lab Public safety inequality is growing in Chicago and across America
Chicago Tribune / March 27, 2023
By Jens Ludwig
One of the biggest changes in American society the past 50 years has been growing income inequality. That has, understandably, gotten an enormous amount of attention. But alongside that trend has been less attention to rising inequality in something even more basic: safety.
Over the last few years, Chicagoans across the city have been increasingly concerned about safety. The city is now on the verge of choosing a new mayor, and whatever the outcome, there’s no doubt that the next administration will have safety at top of mind.