Shooters rarely arrested in Boston

Suspects were arrested in less than 4% of 618 non-fatal shootings over a 32-month period during 2014-2016 in Boston, according to this article. Community members say that witnesses and victims fail to cooperate in investigations because they fear the shooters more than they trust the police. Comparable figures for non-fatal shootings in other cities are elusive but clearance rates of 30-40% seem more typical.

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One Response to “Shooters rarely arrested in Boston”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Kind of sad when people can’t or won’t come to the police since they feel that the police will not protect them. Even the Supreme Court ruled that the police do not have a constitutional duty to protect a person which begets the question, why paid for a police force when it can’t or won’t do its job.

    During the Emergency Period in Malaysia when the British were fighting the communists, Sir Harold Briggs realizes that unless the authorities could protect the people from reprisals by the Communists, the people will not come forth to give them the information they need to win the war.

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