Violence plagues some new Safe Passage routes

“Violence plagues some new ‘Safe Passage’ routes” by Alex Keefe and Elliott Ramos

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The areas closely surrounding routes designated by Chicago Public Schools as Safe Passage, where students will begin walking this week, have already seen more than 100 shootings and dozens of murders this year, according to a WBEZ analysis.

The analysis of Chicago Police Department data offers a snapshot of violent crime within a one-block radius along each of the 53 newly designated Safe Passage routes, as defined on the city’s website, before the expanded program goes into effect on Monday.