Politics & Government
9:34 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Urban Violence Not Unique to Milwaukee

UWM Criminologist Stan Stojkovic says many cities are experiencing a rash of violence this summer.

Four people have died from gun violence in the last week in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee officials hope aggressive new strategies will help curtain a recent spike of deadly gun violence in the city.

Violence has cast a dark shadow over Milwaukee.

Mid-week, Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn outlined strategies for reducing shootings.    The mayor ordered more police overtime, and he wants the state to chip in and pass tougher gun laws. The chief, meanwhile, has assigned his officers to watch districts and individuals with a history of gun offenses.

Stan Stojkovic is a criminal justice professor at UWM. He analyzes the new efforts.