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

28 comments:

  1. When these cross dressers get booked in Cook County Jail do they go to the womens or mens division? I would assume that if they go to the mens division there could be problems.

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    1. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/us/for-transgender-detainees-a-jail-policy-offers-some-security.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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  2. You'd think the business owners in the Belmont and Sheffield zone would be ticked off and vocal about it. Are they? Am I missing something?

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    1. Always been a strange intersection with open prostitution even. Tunney seems to be powerless. If he could've done something, he would've by now. No surprise he is selling out.

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    2. Thanks for the laugh on Tunney being "unable" to do anything even though he surely wants to. If he wanted to do something effective, he'd step down and give up his $100K++ salary from us taxpayers so that we can get someone with the courage and balls to take on the thugs and prince Rahm.

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    3. I should have said "unable or unwilling" to do anything.

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  3. It's real easy. No loitering. There's was a cop outside his car right at the Belmont stop last night giving everybody driving by the stank eye. He could at least make those people in the "red zone" there - move along and make himself useful or something.

    It will never end until these people hovering in groups are dispersed. Nothing good comes of it.

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  4. Midnights, both Subway Stores are poorly managed and poorly staffed. The usual suspects hang out at both locations.

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    1. You just described midnight shift for any job... Why because no one wants to be there...

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  5. I lived in the 900 block of Belmont for one year, 2011 thru 2012. It was one of the WORST years of my life. From my balcony, I would watch thugs harass people, watched gang members fight with police. Several other residents of my building got punched on the street by thugs. People would loiter in our lobby. There were night where I feared leaving my building, because of the crowds of thugs loitering outside the building, looking for victims. You would walk out of the building and they would size you up. There was one time that I drove into the parking garage, and some loitering teens came into the garage behind my car. When I got out of my car, they got scared and ran out.

    There were also unbelievable noise problems in that building, living on that block, although that isnt really the neighborhood's fault; the building sucked as it was built cheaply with no soundproofing. All night, every night, all you would hear were drunks yelling at each other. You couldnt get any decent sleep, because as soon as you drifted off, some drunk a-hole on the street would yell "WOOO!" and jolt you awake. Plus the noise from the train, etc. It was hell.

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    1. There are now police ALL over that section of Belmont at night so blaming the police and their shortages, etc. is no longer the gripe. But I agree, my 3 years in Lakeview East at two different residences was truly hell on earth for many more reasons than stated above.

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    2. That's awful. I have a friend who's a bartender on Halsted. He also lived on that block and said it was terrifying. He was mugged at least twice while coming home from work in the early morning hours, and on multiple occasions awoke to unknown persons trying to kick in the front door of his apartment. I believe he broke his lease just to get away.

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    3. "police and their shortages, etc. is no longer the gripe"

      Mmm-hmm. Check back with us in about 4 weeks on that.

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    4. Im the guy who lived on the 900 block...to be fair, there actually always (usually) a police car stationed right outside the el stop...I could see him sitting there from my balcony...and they would in fact, deal with people who were causing trouble...I saw one night a thug jumped on the cop SUV, they got out and dealt with him...then his friends went on the attack and they took care of him real well...one time in the morning, people were walking to the El to go to work, a thug tried to grab a girl, she screamed and the cop came right around the corner, stared the thug down, and the thug ran off.

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  6. It appears that lower numbers are showing around COH.

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    1. I've noticed ever since the no-loitering signs went up at COH that these groups have dispersed into the neighborhood, not very far from COH but still in the neighborhood in the surrounding blocks.

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    2. Can't really tell, since the map barely reaches Waveland. It also doesn't get far enough south to cover Wellington (home of BYC), though BYC would not have figured into the 2013 numbers at all anyway.

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    3. The full list of robberies by block is in the story. No block outside of the map had more than 3 incidents.

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    4. Thanks to Alderman Tunney we have a where not to buy a condo map as well as a where to sell your condo map.

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  7. It is no surprise that the 900 block of Belmont receives the Crime award. The CTA Belmont train stop is the grand entry and exit point for most of these criminals.It was heartbreaking this morning to read in the Tribune about a little 11 year old girl being shot twice, just hours after celebrating Easter at her church. City hall needs a big turnover starting with the illustrious " Commish" ( police ) who is stuck on getting the guns off of the street. How about getting the THUGS off of the streets!!! You know ,the ones that carry, posses and USE the guns. ILLEGILLY.......!

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    1. Well said! The thugs must be going thru a revolving door. Do any of they serve any REAL time??

      We need to organize and march...maybe even once a week. Scream until the media listens and pays attention. Can we SHAME the mayor and commish into doing the right thing and ramping up our police patrols??

      Seems they won't be satisfied until EVERY neighborhood is a hell-hole like Englewood.

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    2. If you saw McCarthy on the news today, he made a valid comment on a major problem that is in the hands of Cullerton and Madigan. The legislature is not moving forward with stricter gun laws for jail sentences that would keep illegal gun carriers arrested in jail longer. One caucus is blocking it. The average sentence now served is 6 months--Rahm is pushing for 3 years with no probation.

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    3. what isnt being said is that most of these shitstains that use firearms to commit crimes are eligable to be prosecuted on a federal level. that means stiff sentence, serve at the very least 85% of it, in a facility far away from the homies that is not the most pleasant place to be. It worked, i believe, in Maryland very well except you had group protesting this practice as "racist", which is probably why it isnt being done on a wider scale. some of these assholes can go away for 10 YEARS for having one round of ammo on them. you hammer a few of them for that and believe me, they will notice.

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  8. Interesting that we keep saying "organize!" and as soon as we turn off our computers, it's back to our own lives.

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  9. We need more police , period..!!!!...one's that make their presence known and life miserable for trouble makers.

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  10. Stop & Frisk works for me. I would rather be embarrassed than maimed or dead! It has worked in New York and it could work here. It would get guns off of the streets. Maybe then, the kids would have a chance to grow up and we could once again walk our streets safely.

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    1. Translation: The United States Constitution and the rights secured by it are not important as long as we feel safer.

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