Sunday, September 10, 2017

Up 184% In Two Years, Carjacking Has Become Chicago's Hottest Crime (Again)

Carjackings were one of the trendiest criminal acts of the ‘90s.

But city data shows that after years of steady decline, the crime—taking a motorist’s vehicle by force—is soaring back into favor.  Through August, “vehicular hijackings” were up 30% year-over-year and up 183% compared to 2015.

The Loop saw a 1200% increase vs. 2015 with River North up 500%. The 19th Police District, which includes Lakeview, Uptown, North Center, and the north end of Lincoln Park, is up 200% compared to two years ago.

Gibson (left) and Nance are accused of trying to carjack a Chicago hotel guest's Audi A5.
In a recent case that resulted in arrests, two Austin men are charged with stopping a Loop hotel’s valet driver in traffic while he drove a customer’s Audi A5 to a parking lot around 9 p.m. last Tuesday.

22-year-old Amos Gibson, on parole for unlawful use of a weapon, pointed a silver revolver at the valet’s head while 19-year-old Danthony Nance opened the passenger-side door and grabbed the keys while demanding control of the car, according to prosecutors.

The 53-year-old valet was not injured, and cops caught up with Gibson and Nance minutes later in the 600 block of South Wabash.

Gibson’s charged with attempted vehicular hijacking and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon on parole. His bail is set at $225,000.

Nance, who cops said is an admitted Four Corner Hustler street gang member, is charged with attempted vehicular hijacking with a firearm. His bail information was not immediately available.

Additional Stats

Here are 2015 vs. 2017 carjacking stats through August 12 for some other police districts:
• The 14th (Shakespeare) District is up 650% from 4 cases to 30.
• The 17th (Albany Park) District is up 600% from 2 to 14.
• The 20th (Lincoln) District is up 100% from 2 to 4.
• The 24th (Rogers Park) District is flat at 2 cases.
Only the 7th (Englewood) District saw a decline in carjacking incidents, with 10 compared to 12 in 2015.
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14 comments:

  1. 014 is desperately low on man-power, might be related....

    Resident should check the number of POs in roll call or ask to see the days sheets

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  2. It's because police are forbidden to chase for vehicular hijacking offenses or if they discover a car is stolen.

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  3. Thanks, Rahm.

    Registered voters, including Theo Epstein and the Ricketts: The Winnetka Experiment needs to end now!

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  4. It's happening in Philly too.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/10/philadelphia-father-killed-by-carjackers-while-trying-to-shield-2-year-old-daughter.html

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    1. Just read the article about Philly. Being a new father of a 6 month old really effected me reading this one. My prayers go out to the widow and children. Hope the culprits rot away for life!!!

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  5. Be safe. Drive an old pile of garbage like I do.

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    1. they steal garbage too your only punishing your self with unreliable garbage and when it breaks down on your way from work at 11:00 PM then your putting your self in robbery and beating

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  6. Chicago is NOT dealing with crime, we need to get rid of Rahm Emanuel, get a mayor who can figure how to really get rid of this crime.

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  7. Its no wonder when they know you will not chase. Even if they are miraculously caught they also know the worst they get is a slap on the wrist. Pays to be a carjacker and shoplifter in Chicago. Oh, no money for bail, no problem we will let you anyway. I am surprised that population in the city is going down, would think that every criminal in the country would be relocating to the Windy City.

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  8. But.... crime is down. I know that's so because rahm ,and his pandering police brass say so. This must be fake statistics. They would not lie to us, would they?

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    1. Chicago statistics are so manipulated its a joke.

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  9. Shame on you identifying his in a gang. Need to adopt the new Portland model of no identifying gang affiliations. Wouldn't want damage their delicate minds.

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  10. Bangers have become wise to the fact that there very few cops on north side. That plus the no chase and catch and release policies of this administration. Why not carjack it beats CTA. Besides the police have told the sheep to give up their property if confronted. They have been directed to ignore property crimes and for that matter most other crimes as well. Can't blame them even if they do arrest someone the ASA won't prosecute. eta not forget the judges, soft on repeat criminals with no bail and very light sentences when convicted. As long as we are pointing fingers, only 13% clearance rate on homicides. Nice job deceive division, even short handed you should be doing a much better job. A total change of management might be in order.

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  11. Its like this all across the country.

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