In bloody year for U.S. cities, Akron lost several children to gun violence
NBC News - 01/04/2021
James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University, said the combination of a cratering economy and cooped-up young people with even fewer opportunities provides an opening for gangs to exploit.
“You have a lot of teenagers and young adults who recognize that they’re not working — no one’s hiring,” Fox said. “And what opportunity is there? But gangs are always hiring.”