Chicago - City of Broad Shoulders

This course is about Chicago, We will cover the history of the city and region, the politics, corruption, arts, plans, neighborhoods, humor, achievements and the future of the City.

Murders and Gang Turf in Chicago

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Chicago Gang Territory vs 2011 Chicago Homicides

By Whet Moser
As part of David Bernstein and Noah Isackson's excellent piece on politicians and gangs in Chicago, we included a map of Chicago gang territory based on CPD information. Out of curiosity, I plotted 2011's homicides (through 12/11) and overlaid them on the gang-territory map. It's approximate, but it's a useful rough sketch of the overlap.