A Chicago Divided by Killings

Mike Bostock et al., New York Times, January 3, 2012

A New York Times analysis of homicides and census data in Chicago compared areas near murders to those that were not. Residents living near homicides in the last 12 years were much more likely to be black, earn less money and lack a college degree.

NEAR
HOMICIDES
NOT NEAR
HOMICIDES
Population 1.3 mil. 1.4 mil.
Income $38,318 $61,175
No high school 27% 15%
High school 28% 20%
Bachelor’s + 19% 43%
Pct. white 24% 61%
Pct. black 55% 14%
Pct. Asian 3% 8%
Under age 18 28% 20%

[Editor’s Note: An informative map illustrating the Times’ findings is available at the original article link below.]

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