Troubled tracks?

Max Rivera can’t shake the memory. As he lay in bed during the wee hours of Aug. 15, Rivera heard a commotion. The sounds of rustling and some voices – maybe distressed voices – drifted into his small bedroom from out near the railroad tracks a few paces behind his home. Rivera thought about going out to check, but he didn’t. The noises weren’t out of the ordinary. Ever since he had moved his family in a few years earlier,…

Richmond Homicide Map: A look inside the numbers

The homicide data reveals some stark facts: Gun violence accounts for almost all deaths, less than a third of the crimes have been solved, over half of the homicides occurred over the summer and the victims are disproportionately under the age of 30.