Discussing homelessness and homicides on OPB

Talking live on the air is hardly my wheelhouse, but I joined Dave Miller and the staff of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud” program to talk about the recent data-driven story in The Nation about homeless homicides.

Here’s the post from Oregon Public Broadcasting:

The murders of people experiencing homelessness across the U.S. is on the rise. Data from the Los Angeles Police Department shows that people experiencing homelessness are two to three times more likely to be a victim than a suspect of a crime. In Multnomah County, these types of homicides more than doubled from eight in 2020, to 18 in 2021Thacher Schmid is a freelance journalist who reported on this trend for The Nation. He joins us to share what is causing this rise in crime in Portland and across the country.

Photo by Jordan Gale in The Nation Magazine.

Click here to go to OPB and listen to the 19-minute conversation.