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Perception and reality of crime clash at City Council hearing

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks news conference Thursday July 24 2014 Chicago announce th18-year-old TevLee has been charged connectiwith

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks at a news conference Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Chicago to announce that 18-year-old Tevin Lee has been charged in connection with the slaying of Shamiya Adams, an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet Friday, July 18 in Chicago while at a sleepover. She died early the next morning. Tevin Lee was charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Updated: September 3, 2014 6:15AM

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday there’s a “lag time” between the perception and reality of crime that, in New York City, took five years to eliminate.

The gap between perception and reality in Chicago could take even longer to narrow, if Friday’s City Council hearing was any indication. READ MORE.

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