When it comes to solving a murder - the pressure is on in the first 48 hours. “If you haven’t been able to develop a suspect, it’s going to be a difficult case to prove,” Portland Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch explained. “We certainly see that on a regular basis.”
This is a critical time not just for victims’ families, but for communities. Cities that solve crimes are safer.
If clearance rates are below average where you live, you are twice as likely to be murdered.