Case Closed

Milwaukee homicide clearance rates, charted.

As Milwaukee homicides have climbed in recent years, the clearance rate – the portion charged – has tended to fall. But 2016 has shown signs that police are turning the corner on solving more killings in the city.

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‘Case Closed’ appears in the August issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Matt has written for Milwaukee Magazine since 2006, when he was a lowly intern. Since then, he’s held the posts of assistant news editor and, most recently, senior editor. He’s lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa, and Indiana but mostly in Wisconsin. He wants to do more fishing but has a hard time finding worms. For the magazine, Matt has written about city government, schools, religion, coffee roasters and Congress.