Chicago crime spurt blamed on upbringing

Former gang members say rising crime is due to lack of proper father figures among African Americans.

    Chicago's rising crime rate is on the agenda of a meeting of community leaders this weekend. The city has more murders than New York.

    But former gang members have a different take on the problem. They say that most of the violence is not caused by gangs, but rather a poor upbringing due to a serious lack of proper father figures among African Americans.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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