Homicides in the U.S. are way up, and the trend is playing out in Central Ohio, with Columbus already on track to exceed last year's record-breaking 176 deaths.
Dig into the crime statistics, and another troubling trend emerges: the number of young people involved in the spike in violence, both as perpetrators and victims.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the root causes of youth violence and the push for an all-hands-on deck community response.
Bethany Bruner, police reporter, the Columbus Dispatch
Commander Smith Weir, Columbus Division of Police
David Kennedy, director of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College's National Network for Safe Communities
Nneka Jones Tapia, managing director, Justice Initiatives at Chicago Beyond
Jonathan McMillan, youth violence prevention coordinator for the City and County of Denver