Under the gun: Inside Portland's rise in homicides

Portland is on pace to shatter the record for most homicides in a calendar year. It’s a confluence of factors. People lost their lives in all corners of the city, and there is no clear consensus on how to address the crisis


On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, veteran reporters Maxine Bernstein and Noelle Crombie talk about the rise in gun violence. Max has covered law enforcement in Portland for more than two decades. Crombie has also covered criminal justice issues for the Oregonian for more than 20 years


We talked about the victims, what’s driving the surge here, whether Portland is an outlier, how petty disagreements and gang violence factor in here and the ongoing discussions about how to address the homicide crisis.



Read The Oregonian/OregonLive's full coverage of the crisis

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