- Michael A. Nutter: The answer to an increase in urban crime is not, as President-elect suggests, more law and order
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Michael A. Nutter is the former mayor of Philadelphia, a commentator on CNN, a distinguished fellow on global cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and an executive fellow at UChicago Urban Labs, which recently co-published the action tour report: Combating Urban Violence and Building Unity in the Americas. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Violent crime, particularly gun violence, in the United States is a resurgent epidemic. While crime rates overall have fallen in the last two decades, violent crime in the United States began to climb again in 2015.