One Third of Murders go Unsolved

Look at the chart. Why is the line going the wrong way?

Every year 6,000 murderers get away with their crime in the United States. One reason is that “crimes of passion” those crimes that are unplanned violent outbursts are down while much tougher to solve murders is going up.
Police Departments are short staffed and in some cities, like Detroit only one murder in five is solved.

How Local TV Stations and Newspapers Reported the Murder Mysteries Project

LEARN MORE: Here is a webinar you can watch to see what Scripps Howard News Service journalists have learned about this trend.

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