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Poll: Chicago continues to battle unsafe perception

Americans perceive Chicago as an unsafe city, according to a YouGov poll publised earlier this month. Despite this, crime statistics show that the city ranks lower than other American cities in per capita crime. “I think the media kind of blows it out of proportion by focusing on the negative things,” said freshman Matt Rushing. (Photo courtesy of Dhilug Kirat)

Marc Filippino

September 28, 2014

It’s not the streets of Los Angeles or New York that make people nervous anymore. The majority of Americans now believe Chicago to be the most dangerous city in the country, according to recent data. Earlier this month, research and consulting group YouGov published a poll that shows 53 percent...

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