Here is an amazing, telling graphic. It tells the tale of robberies in the area of today’s 19th district between 2008 and 2012.
This truly interesting presentation was created by Chris Chaten. @ChrisChaten on Twitter.
The comparison of those two years appears to show that robberies in the 19th district were driven out of Uptown while the hot zone in our neighborhood expanded. It’s as if a robbery sponge were placed in the middle of Wrigleyville and Boystown.
Chris makes two excellent points in his comment below:
There’s likely a lot to be learned about how uptown tackled the issue and garnered positive results. I doubt it’s simply the same folks that were in uptown are now the cause of increase in Lakeview.
Outstanding, meaningful information. Thank you, Chris! And, yeah… What did Uptown do? Alderman Cappelman?