Milwaukee Crime Numbers Help Police Predict Upcoming Crimes By Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich • Jul 2, 2014 Raymond Boyd, Getty Images Over the last few months, there have been periodic outbreaks of violence in Milwaukee during the weekends, or other several day stretches, with sudden increases in shootings or other criminal unrest. Wisconsin Followed Trend As U.S. Sent Higher Rate of Black Men to Prison By Stephanie Lecci & Mitch Teich • Nov 23, 2013 Photos.com Listen Listening... / 15:33 Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project. Though Wisconsin has the unfortunate distinction of having the country's highest rate of black male incarceration, it does fall in line with national trends. Barrett Seeks Help From State Lawmakers to Curtail Violence By LaToya Dennis • Aug 7, 2013 Listen Listening... / 2:20 It’s been a violent week in Milwaukee. At least 20 people have been shot since Friday.