Tuesday, March 04, 2014

GETTING AWAY WITH IT: No One Charged In 88% Of Neighborhood Robberies

Criminal charges have been brought in only 12% of the robberies reported in Wrigleyville and Boystown last year according to a meticulous search of Cook County Criminal Court records by CWB editors.

Some stats about last year's accused robbery offenders and the courts:
• Robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown last year: 240 (See the list HERE)
• Number of those that resulted in criminal charges: 28
• Total number of defendants in the 28 cases: 41
• Average age of defendants: 23.8
• Most common age: 19
• 32 men, 9 women
• Average prison time for those incarcerated: 5.68 years
• Status of the 41 defendants' cases: 1 acquittal; 16 guilty pleas; 6 dropped when victims failed to appear; 1 unknown because the defendant is a juvenile; 17 pending 
 Image: Betegy


  1. The judges in cook county believe that these poor boys are the victims of poverty and should thus be let out of jail. Voting for Rahm again only increases the problem. Vote for a law and order mayor like Fioretti.

  2. A 12% clearance rate in reported robberies?

    What would the clearance rate be in unreported but known and down-written robberies?