Inequality in Chicago: How housing segregation contributes to crime and violence

The crime statistics are staggering. More than 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago, this year. But numbers alone do not paint the full picture of what is happening in our city.

In this 3-part WGN News Special Report, Gaynor Hall looks at the root causes of violence from housing segregation to employment and education.

“If a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, Chicago is only as strong as its most under-resourced community,” said Jahmal Cole, founder of My Block, My Hood, My City.

Photojournalist Michael D’Angelo, producers Pam Grimes, and Afua Owusu contributed to this report

Tune in to the WGN News at Nine on Thursday for Part 2 of this series looking at efforts to increase economic opportunity in struggling communities.

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