Sunday, April 20, 2014

BLOCK BY BLOCK: The Most Robbery-Plagued Streets In Wrigleyville And Boystown

Which streets within Wrigleyville and Boystown are the most "popular" with robbery offenders?

CWB analysis of the Chicago Police Department's 2013 crime data for police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 arrived at an unsurprising answer:  The 900 block of Belmont blows the doors off every other stretch of road, with 27 robberies reported last year.

That means that 11% of the robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown took place in the 900 block of Belmont last year.

That remarkable number is more than three times the number of robberies reported on the same stretch of road in 2012. Only seven of last year's 27 incidents were at the Belmont CTA station.

Two adjacent streets—the 1000 block of Belmont and the 3200 block of Sheffield—added 9 more robberies to last year's record-setting tally, making the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield the most robbery-laden intersection in the neighborhood—and one of the most robbery-plagued in the entire city.

The iconic Boystown intersection of Halsted and Roscoe is another robbery hot spot, with Halsted Street between Aldine and Roscoe being the second-most robbery-laden block in the area. The adjacent 700 block of Roscoe and 3400 block of Halsted added 9 more robberies to the mix.

Next up: Clark Street between Cornelia and Addison, followed by Clark between Aldine/School and Roscoe.

The full list of robberies per block follows.


Blocks that are not listed did not have any robbery reports in 2013.

4XX W BELMONT AVE 2
4XX W MELROSE ST 1
4XX W ROSCOE ST 1
5XX W ADDISON ST 1
5XX W MELROSE ST 1
5XX W ROSCOE ST 3
6XX W ALDINE AVE 4
6XX W BUCKINGHAM PL 1
6XX W GRACE ST 1
6XX W IRVING PARK RD 1
6XX W ROSCOE ST 1
6XX W WAVELAND AVE 2
7XX W ADDISON ST 1
7XX W ALDINE AVE 3
7XX W BELMONT AVE 2
7XX W BUCKINGHAM PL 3
7XX W CORNELIA AVE 4
7XX W GRACE ST 1
7XX W MELROSE ST 2
7XX W ROSCOE ST 4
8XX W ADDISON ST 1
8XX W ALDINE AVE 1
8XX W BELMONT AVE 2
8XX W BUCKINGHAM PL 2
8XX W CORNELIA AVE 2
8XX W GRACE ST 1
8XX W IRVING PARK RD 2
8XX W NEWPORT AVE 2
8XX W ROSCOE ST 3
8XX W SHERIDAN RD 1
9XX W ADDISON ST 4
9XX W BELMONT AVE 27
9XX W CORNELIA AVE 1
9XX W IRVING PARK RD 1
9XX W NEWPORT AVE 1
9XX W ROSCOE ST 3
9XX W SCHOOL ST 3
10XX W ADDISON ST 3
10XX W BELMONT AVE 4
10XX W IRVING PARK RD 1
10XX W NEWPORT AVE 2
10XX W ROSCOE ST 1
10XX W SCHOOL ST 1
11XX W BELMONT AVE 1
11XX W EDDY ST 1
11XX W GRACE ST 1
11XX W IRVING PARK RD 2
11XX W PATTERSON AVE 3
11XX W ROSCOE ST 1
11XX W SCHOOL ST 3
12XX W BELMONT AVE 1
12XX W CORNELIA AVE 1
12XX W IRVING PARK RD 1
12XX W MELROSE ST 1
12XX W ROSCOE ST 3
12XX W SCHOOL ST 1
12XX W WAVELAND AVE 1
13XX W EDDY ST 1
13XX W GRACE ST 1
13XX W ROSCOE ST 2
13XX W SCHOOL ST 1
13XX W WAVELAND AVE 1
30XX N CLARK ST 1
32XX N BROADWAY 2
32XX N CLARK ST 1
32XX N DAYTON ST 2
32XX N HALSTED ST 1
32XX N KENMORE AVE 1
32XX N RACINE AVE 4
32XX N SEMINARY AVE 1
32XX N SHEFFIELD AVE 5
33XX N BROADWAY 1
33XX N CLARK ST 7
33XX N HALSTED ST 9
33XX N KENMORE AVE 1
33XX N SEMINARY AVE 1
33XX N SOUTHPORT AVE 1
34XX N BROADWAY 4
34XX N CLARK ST 5
34XX N HALSTED ST 5
34XX N SEMINARY AVE 1
34XX N SHEFFIELD AVE 1
35XX N BROADWAY 4
35XX N CLARK ST 8
35XX N FREMONT ST 1
35XX N HALSTED ST 1
35XX N PINE GROVE AVE 4
35XX N RETA AVE 3
35XX N SHEFFIELD AVE 4
35XX N SOUTHPORT AVE 1
36XX N BROADWAY 1
36XX N CLARK ST 3
36XX N FREMONT ST 2
36XX N PINE GROVE AVE 1
36XX N RACINE AVE 1
36XX N SHEFFIELD AVE 2
37XX N CLARK ST 3
37XX N FREMONT ST 3
37XX N HALSTED ST 1
37XX N PINE GROVE AVE 1
37XX N SHEFFIELD AVE 1
38XX N BROADWAY 1
38XX N LAKE SHORE DR 1
39XX N BROADWAY 1
39XX N SHERIDAN RD 3