Violence in these neighborhoods has had a detrimental impact on the academic performance of children in schools, as well as a higher financial burden for school districts in need of counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists to help children cope with the violence.

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He replaced interim superintendent, John Escalante. According to the 2011 Homicide Report released by the Chicago Police Department, the murder clearance rate has dropped from over 70% for 1991 to under 34% for 2011. Garry Mc Carthy said a pervasive "no-snitch code" on the street remains the biggest reason more murders aren’t being solved in Chicago, adding, "We’re not doing well because we’re not getting cooperation".

In 2011, 83% of murders involved a firearm, and 6.4% were the result of a stabbing.

Murder rates in Chicago vary greatly depending on the neighborhood in question.

Many neighborhoods on the South Side tend to be poorer, less educated, predominantly African American, and infested with street gangs.

Chicago's biggest criminal justice challenges have not changed much over the last 50 years, and statistically reside with homicide, armed robbery, gang violence, and aggravated battery.

On March 27 of 2016, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed former CPD Chief of Patrol, Eddie Johnson, as the new police superintendent, who was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Chicago City Council in April 2016.In January, Bush opened up about her dating history to magazine, admitting, "I've dated a couple of the wrong guys, but I've also had great love in my life."Despite the ups and downs, the TV star is still a big believer in love."I'm such a sucker for love, and I believe in it, and I always want it to win," Sophia told E! 2015 saw an increase in homicides and shooting incidents compared to 2014.In October, over 18 area alderman called for Mayor Rahm Emannuel to dismiss Chicago Police Superintendent Garry Mc Carthy citing a 21% increase in murders and shootings in 2015.Murders in the city first peaked in 1974, with 970 murders when the city's population was over three million, resulting in a murder rate of around 29 per 100,000, and again in 1992, with 943 murders when the city had fewer than three million people, resulting in a murder rate of 34 murders per 100,000 citizens.