Where are you most likely to be robbed in Wrigleyville and Boystown?
CWB collected Chicago Police Department reports and crunched the numbers.
One quick note before we get to the Most Dangerous Streets list. Robberies occurring on CTA platforms and in CTA stations are included in our totals. However, we have removed robberies that occurred on moving trains and were then reported at a station.
And, to see how these Wrigleyville and Boystown streets rank citywide, check out our follow-up report, “Facts: Occasionally Inconvenient.”
Now, here they are. The most dangerous streets in Wrigleyville and Boystown last year:
|Wrigleyville and Boystown’s most robbery plagued streets in 2012. (Image: Google)
….For comparison, here are the most dangerous streets in the first half of 2013:
|This year’s most robbery prone streets in Wrigleyville and Boystown. (Image: Google)
That short stretch of quiet side street just east of Broadway between Addison and Cornelia has been the scene of four robberies so far in 2013. Amazingly, there have only been 10 robberies on that block since 2001 and four occurred this year!
Two of the Pine Grove robberies were covered here. One on May 3rd, the other on May 15. The victims gave completely different descriptions of their attackers.
So, is this spike simply a fluke or is Pine Grove being targeted? Time will tell.
UPDATE 28 MAY 2013: Corrected 2012 map. The original image contained an error.