Saturday, July 18, 2015

BY THE NUMBERS: How Does The 2015 Pride Parade Compare To Recent Years?

Some apples-to-apples comparisons of recent Chicago Pride Parades. Sources are linked:

Parade Length
2015: 4 hours 42 minutes
2014: 3 hours 10 minutes
2013: 2 hours 45 minutes

Parade Entries
2015: 223
2014: 232
2013: 215

Parade-Related Arrests
2015: 52
2014: 46
2013: 46

Cars Towed
2015: 206
2014: 189
2013: Info unavailable

EMS Activity
2015: 115 ambulance runs, 60 transports
2014: Info not released
2013: Info not released

Streets Reopened To Public
2015: 7:42PM
2014: 6:50PM
2013: Info not released

Stabbing/Gunshot Victims
2015: 3 stabbing victims
2014: 1 gunshot victim
2013: None

2015: 3
2014: 5
2013: 4

Aggravated Batteries
2015: 8 
2014: 3
2013: 2

Resisting Police Arrests
2015: 2
2014: 0
2013: 0

Weapons Violations
2013 0

ANOVs Issued (Tickets for drinking in public, smoking pot, etc)
2015: Information not released by city
2014: 230
2013: 10 
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  1. No attendance numbers? Doesn't matter anyway, the media or organizers just say a million people every year anyway.

    1. Exactly. It'll always be "a million." A move downtown will expose that lie.

  2. The good news is that if the length of the parade keeps trending upward, by 2050 we'll have a 24 hour parade.

    1. It already is a 24-hour parade, on Friday and especially Saturday nights, after midnight, level of nastiness directly proportional to the warmth of temperature.

  3. You can trust that any numbers not issued by the city are pretty horrific.

    1. Sad, but soooo true.

  4. Did the crime/arrest numbers occur during the hours of the parade or also encompass the after-dark mayhem?
    They are two separate events with two distinct participating groups.

  5. Richard Pfeiffer must be delighter... and laughing all the way to the bank.

    1. He is and entitled protester from back in the day so he doesn't care about the neighborhood. Funny thing is Halsted is not the first gay neighborhood in Chicago so I see no reason it can't be moved.

    2. What do you expect from a City that raises sales tax to 10.5% to cover up its mismanagement and corruption... Pfeiffer is part of it...hopeless...

    3. I don't really think Boystown is a gay neighborhood any longer. There are still the gay bars on Halsted but they have been taken over by the cackling suburban bachelorette parties and trolley trains. Andersonville has much more of a gay neighborhood feeling now and thankfully the thugs have stayed away for the most part.

    4. We go to Andersonville now for dining and entertainment and late night partying. It's too dangerous to be on the streets in Boystown after dark.

  6. Robberies
    2015: 3
    2014: 5
    2013: 4

    Halleluia !! Crime is down. 😆
    (Nice work CWB).