MAPPED: 2014 Battery Reports

Wrigleyville and Boystown’s street crime problem is most readily seen in two crime statistics: Robbery and battery. Both crimes have increased in our neighborhood while declining by large percentages citywide.

The Chicago Spectrum team has mapped out the year-to-date reported batteries in Wrigleyville and Boystown.

As always, their maps allow you to zoom in to street level and click on individual incidents to see more information.

In legalese, battery is “without lawful authority, intentionally/knowingly makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature or causes bodily harm.”

Most of these cases involve causing “bodily harm”to another person.

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CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets.