Craig Futterman Discusses Decline in Chicago Arrest Rates as Data Shows Rise in Crime

Arrest rates have dropped over past few years in Chicago as crime rates go up -- why?

Crime is going up in Chicago as arrest rates go down – and we're asking why.

As CBS 2's Sabrina Franza reported Friday night, it is victims' families are still looking for justice – like one we just met – who are hurting the most.


"You need to build trust, and you have to have trust in the community; witnesses to come forward. You need to be able to work together with people to solve crime," said University of Chicago Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman, "and what we've also seen at this time is that trust in police, and it's almost like a vicious circle."

Futterman says there is also a police training and resource problem pushing the crime clearance numbers down.

"So there haven't been as sufficient number of detectives to investigate, solve crime, and take crimes like robbery seriously," Futterman said.

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