Tuesday, September 03, 2013

CHILLING: Cooler Autumn Weather Does Not Bring Significantly Fewer Robberies

There's a widely-held belief that as the summer weather fades away, so does criminal activity.

Don't believe it.

The criminals who rob victims on the streets of Wrigleyville and Boystown continue full speed ahead through September, October, and well into November according to data acquired from the Chicago Police Department.

This graphic displays the total number of robberies reported by month in the area of current police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 during the years 2008 through 2012.

There are indications that even the deep-freeze months no longer provide protection from the thugs.

A whopping 27 robberies were reported in the neighborhood during January this year. That's nearly three times the average for Januaries.

It will be important for the police department and neighbors to be relentless in our fight against the criminal element that has taken root in our area.

4 comments:

  1. The spin that McCarthy put on Chicago crime in a TV interview this morning on NBC News literally made me sick to my stomach. I hate his guts.

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  2. They can dress it UP
    all THEY WANT WE NEED MORE POLICE AND THE POLICE NEED MORE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Watch Voulgaris try to work these figures (about declining crime in cold months) into the first half-hour of a CAPS meeting. Mark my words, he'll do it!

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  4. Jakob said...
    Watch Voulgaris try to work these figures (about declining crime in cold months) into the first half-hour of a CAPS meeting. Mark my words, he'll do it!
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    Hi Jakob,

    Our understanding from another comment poster is that the commander is on vacation this week.

    You are correct in expecting that cooler weather may be relied upon by CAPS officers to reassure attendees. We would simply ask how this past January looked to them. Answer: Very, very bad.

    There are other standard excuses, which we've detailed in earlier months. We also expect the possible use of these chestnuts:

    - Crime has always been here, you're just more aware of it because of the Internet. Funny thing is that the statistics don't bear that out, particularly when looking at violent crime occurrences.

    - Overall crime is down. Question: You expect us to believe that the only criminals that are increasingly plying their trade here are street robbers and rapists? (Criminal Sexual Assaults are up vs. last year).

    That's not believable. If the serious criminals are here, you know the lesser criminals are. There simply aren't enough officers to file the reports and crime goes "down" as a result.

    We'll see what they say tonight. Feel free to drop us a report if you go!

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