Police in Milwaukee say they are making an arrest in three-quarters of the city’s murders.
Police Chief Jeffrey Norman yesterday said the city’s clearance rate is at 75 percent this year. That’s a marked improvement over the past two years, where the clearance rate was just 50 percent. Norman says there have been fewer killings this year, 39 through the end of March as opposed to 50 last year, and that gives detectives more time to work cases. Still, Norman says there are too many killings, and too many non-fatal shootings. Those are up 11 percent in Milwaukee this year.