Tuesday, August 20, 2013

EARLY TO BED: Overnight Hours Filled With Robbery Reports

So, which hours are the most robbery-laden on the streets of Wrigleyville and Boystown? 

Overnight, of course. Nearly half of this year's robberies occurred between 1:30AM and 4:30AM

The good news is that the 10AM hour is absolutely safe. So, like prisoners, we get one hour of outdoor activity per day. (Humor.)

Here's a breakdown of the number of robberies per hour so far this year on beats 1923, 1924, and 1925.
Source: City of Chicago Data Portal

11 comments:

  1. Basically stay indoors or out of the area 8pm - 7am.

    The idiot Police commander said on TV don't walk alone after dark. As of early November, that is 5pm. There is no rush hour on weekends. Beware.

    FYI, the Halsted and Broadway buses stop running at 1230am. Until a few years ago, they ran either all night or later into the night. That service cut may be exacerbating the problem in making people walk along those streets. However, the Clark bus runs all night and there seems to be more trouble along that street than the other two..

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  2. Lately the #8 Halsted bus northbound stops at Belmont if nobody's on it. (It's supposed to go up to Waveland and turn around going back southbound.) Saturday night I waited at Halsted/Cornelia 43 minutes for that bus .... surprised I didn't get thugged or mugged (or both.)

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  3. Jeff on BuckinghamAug 20, 2013, 8:31:00 PM

    Aw man, you got me singing "Thriller" out loud now. Funny!

    Seriously though - a very informative chart.

    It got me wondering,

    "Who are the people, the potential victims during these high crime hours?"

    I'm just curious, please don't mistake it for anything resembling victim-blaming. I've been there myself.

    Anyone care to speculate or better yet have some 1st hand perspectives of why this neighborhood is so ripe with potential victims?

    Are some or all just visitors to Lakeview: coming and going to our bars and nightlife?
    -A bar-hopper heading back to the train or heading to another bar that's still open?
    Or, are most Lakeview residents?
    -A nurse getting off a late night shift?
    -Someone walking home after visiting a nearby friend?
    -A traveler or airline worker heading to the airport?
    Or are they possibly other troubled youths from the South and West poor neighborhoods, just wandering around until the social service agencies re-open for the next day?

    I've lived here 10 years, I only remember a handful of times that I was out very late, say 2-4am. Alcohol played a part in some of the times but not all. The sober reasons were :
    a)walking to Belmont station to take train to Midway
    b)walking home from Belmont station after working a weekend, part-time job in the loop
    I was pretty scared both times but too poor to afford a cab and didn't have a friend to pick me up. (Pity party, please?)

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  4. Here is a question/thought. Are there any recall rules for city of chicago elections. Could we start a movement to recall our Alderman? I'm not very excited to have to wait until 2015 (correct me if Im wrong) to vote him out of office. At the very least this would hopefully force him to listen to us. What does everyone think?

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    1. Most likely have to circulate a petition to hold a recall election.
      If let's say over 50% of the ward want a recall or special election
      Sort nof like a " no confidence vote I guess
      Basically your lighting a fire under their ass.

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  5. Could you clarify, this is a daily average of the robberies in 2013?

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  6. Matt said...
    Could you clarify, this is a daily average of the robberies in 2013?

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    Thankfully not, Matt. There have been 148 robberies YTD. Here, they are broken down by the hour of the day in which they occurred.

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  7. Jeff on Buckingham said...
    Aw man, you got me singing "Thriller" out loud now. Funny!

    Seriously though - a very informative chart.

    It got me wondering,

    "Who are the people, the potential victims during these high crime hours?"

    I'm just curious, please don't mistake it for anything resembling victim-blaming. I've been there myself.

    Anyone care to speculate or better yet have some 1st hand perspectives of why this neighborhood is so ripe with potential victims?

    Are some or all just visitors to Lakeview: coming and going to our bars and nightlife?
    -A bar-hopper heading back to the train or heading to another bar that's still open?
    Or, are most Lakeview residents?
    -A nurse getting off a late night shift?
    -Someone walking home after visiting a nearby friend?
    -A traveler or airline worker heading to the airport?
    Or are they possibly other troubled youths from the South and West poor neighborhoods, just wandering around until the social service agencies re-open for the next day?

    I've lived here 10 years, I only remember a handful of times that I was out very late, say 2-4am. Alcohol played a part in some of the times but not all. The sober reasons were :
    a)walking to Belmont station to take train to Midway
    b)walking home from Belmont station after working a weekend, part-time job in the loop
    I was pretty scared both times but too poor to afford a cab and didn't have a friend to pick me up. (Pity party, please?)

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    Hi Jeff!

    No victim information that is released by the city allows us to determine where they live. In some cases, we can figure it out, but not often enough or reliably enough to compile meaningful statistics.

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  8. Jeff on Buckingham said...
    Aw man, you got me singing "Thriller" out loud now. Funny!

    Seriously though - a very informative chart.

    It got me wondering,

    "Who are the people, the potential victims during these high crime hours?"

    I'm just curious, please don't mistake it for anything resembling victim-blaming. I've been there myself.

    Jeff, I'm going to go ahead and mistake your questions for passive aggressive victim blaming. I've seen a few of your other posts, and recognize your tactic as "just asking questions" not really saying anything, or taking a stand yourself. Get some balls. You can borrow mine if you'd like, but I'll need them back after dark. The neighborhood is dangerous now regardless of any profile of the victims.

    Anyone care to speculate or better yet have some 1st hand perspectives of why this neighborhood is so ripe with potential victims?

    You're trying to insinuate something here aren't you Jeff? Just come out with it. You're attempting to make a connection with alcohol and potential victims. Just say it, and own your position.

    Are some or all just visitors to Lakeview: coming and going to our bars and nightlife?

    Ahh..there it is...

    -A bar-hopper heading back to the train or heading to another bar that's still open?

    There it is again!!

    Or, are most Lakeview residents?
    -A nurse getting off a late night shift?
    -Someone walking home after visiting a nearby friend?
    -A traveler or airline worker heading to the airport?
    Or are they possibly other troubled youths from the South and West poor neighborhoods, just wandering around until the social service agencies re-open for the next day?

    What is the difference? Are you attempting to say that there are innocent AND guilty victims of these "thefts" and violent crimes??

    Anyone could spend some time on this blog and actually READ the contents that have been written, and researched, it doesn't take a lot of speculation or to be an analytics wizard to form a hypothesis about victims in our neighborhood. My question, is why should we? They are victims. They didn't wake up to walk their dogs early in the morning before work, because they were hoping to go out and commit a crime. People that come to the neighborhood to enjoy a Cub game, and patronize our local bars and restaurants are not breaking the law, and by further...by coming here, they shouldn't be dismissed as someone that deserves a beating and to be robbed because they had been drinking.

    I myself asked if there may have been a victim profile, in order to understand what the thugs are looking for, in order to avoid looking like a victim. Bottom line is, that is the wrong question to ask. I was wrong in asking it. If these animals want I have bad enough, they're going to take it. I don't carry a gun yet, and if they have one...I'm a victim.



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    1. BM person
      You make no sense. Typo's fault maybe.
      Jeff's question is legit as part of the conversation.
      No one should be a victim and he pointed that out.
      The easiest targets are the victims.
      After them, anyone's guess. Desperate, mentally ill thugs decision making is not an area I easily ponder.
      The bar owners have to shoulder some responsibility by bringing attention to the crimes being committed in the area. Whether this be by pressing the city to take our needs seriously or at least not having their employees deny the dangers to their patrons.
      Their hired security force doesn't seem to help much.
      Ragging on Jeff like that is wasteful

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  9. Thurston Howell IIIAug 22, 2013, 9:38:00 PM

    I don't know about the rest of you, but I pln n ding everything at 10 am frm now on.

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