Friday, August 30, 2013

THE CHAMP: August 2013 May Become Worst Robbery Month On Record


August 2013 may go on-record as the single worst month for robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown in at least 13 years.

As of August 23, the neighborhood had racked up 32 robberies for the month, six shy of the record 38 robberies reported in June of last year.

Considering the mayhem that swept through the area last Friday night into Saturday morning is not included in the data set and another weekend is still about to begin, the smart money is on August 2013 taking the top spot.

The source for our graphic is the City of Chicago Data Portal, which catalogues every crime reported to Chicago police since January 1, 2001. 

8 comments:

  1. you are just perceiving August to be the worst month on record.

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  2. You're just one person.

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  3. Stay out of alleys!

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  4. And you know what there is a lot more crime that goes unreported. Or is classified down from a robbery.

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  5. I'm more worried about the fact that Sleepy's Mattress Store is now next to the gap. What is this, Western Avenue now?

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  6. Shut up! Shut up! ... cryeth little Tunney.

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  7. I wonder if the commander and tunny have access to this information that is available from the police department so citizens know when to duck, drop and roll . . . . .

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  8. Get a free cinnamon roll with each mugging! Hurry while supplies last --- and you lives don't!

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