Monday, February 02, 2015

MAPPED: 2014's Most Robbery-Prone Streets

Here it is. CWB’s third annual list of the most robbery-filled blocks in Wrigleyville and Boystown.

Muggings were down 34% in the neighborhood last year, due in large part to strategic patrols by 19th district officers. But a local police zone that covers the center of Wrigleyville and Boystown—beat 1924—still managed to rank #3 citywide for robberies last year.

To no reasonable person’s surprise, the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield is easily the most dangerous area in our neighborhood, with 25 robberies reported there last year. That’s down from 36 robberies in 2013.

Also notable this year is that only one of the robbery hot spots lies east of Halsted Street. It's on Belmont, of course.. In 2013, six of the most dangerous blocks were east of Halsted.

See 2013’s most dangerous HERE and 2012’s HERE.
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11 comments:

  1. Gotta love when one of the hotspots for crime is right in front of the police department on Addison.

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    1. Seriously - if ever there was evidence showing these criminals have it pretty easy out here, there it is. Just brazen.

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  2. Such a beautiful neighborhood, close to the lake and harbour, golf course, tennis courts, running path, bars/restaurants, but INCREDIBLE that you don't feel safe after dark because of predators who go out of their way to mug, rape, and assault the good people of the neighborhood. And yet, the news media is quiet about it and so are many of the residents.

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    1. My dental hygienist and I both said about Lakeview at the same time, "It's a shame". We both used to live there.

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  3. ELI........LOOK OUT THE WINDOW!!!!!!

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  4. RE "Gotta love when..."
    No doubt about that. Good catch.
    But then again, the mayor's own kid get into something on the same block as his well-covered residence.
    (Of course that was a 'blind spot', so it's perfectly understandable.)
    And some idiots broke in to security detail officers' cars right outside their 'headquarters'.
    So there's that.

    CWB - any idea why Rahmmy's security detail needs it's own headquarters?
    I know they constitute 5% of our district's force. But really? Their own frathouse?

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    1. Too sleep in. You have to get your sleep or your no good checking the blind spots

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  5. I'd be surprised about the Roscoe activity except its proximity to Roscoe, Progress and Sidetracks as well as 7-11. That corner draws a ton of potential victims and perps. As busy as the street is, adequate lighting is lacking, particularly in the summer months with the trees fully leafed. Having lived on that block for 10 years I have watched the changes. Being in my 70's, I try to be cautious but I refuse to not walk my block when I want. A little more light would be a great. I know people on this site have different views on adequate lighting, but if someone is able to see something that looks threatening they may have the opportunity to avoid harm.

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  6. If true journalists existed any more, wouldn't it be like shooting big fish in a little jar to point out the irony of a hot spot high crime area being literally right in front of a district police station? And yet it's doubtful Rahm or TunneyToes will be asked anything about it.

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  7. Is there a way to track crimes that occur in "blind spots" or crimes that occur out of necessity? If we can get that type of data then we should see some real improvements in the 60657 numbers going forward.

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  8. Remember a few years back when the lamestream media wanted to place bans on blogging? Now I know why. Bloggers do the job journalists once did decades ago, before mainstream journalists became instruments of state propaganda. Thank God for sites like CWB!!

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