Report: Wisconsin plays a role in Chicago's gun problem

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 01:48:49-04

A new study suggests Chicago’s gun problem may have something to do with Wisconsin. 

Law enforcement along with academic and legal experts collaborated in the 2017 Gun Trace Study, published by the city of Chicago. 

The study shows 60 percent of guns used in crimes come from outside of Illinois. 

“If a CPD officer recovers a gun during an arrest there is a 30 percent chance it came from Indiana, Mississippi or Wisconsin,” said Assistant State’s Attorney Brandon Nemec.

The report also looked at guns coming into Chicago from its suburbs. It identified 10 dealers that supplied a quarter of all the guns recovered in the last three years.