GETTING AWAY WITH IT: No One Charged In 88% Of Neighborhood Robberies

Criminal charges have been brought in only 12% of the robberies reported in Wrigleyville and Boystown last year according to a meticulous search of Cook County Criminal Court records by CWB editors.

Some stats about last year’s accused robbery offenders and the courts:

• Robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown last year: 240 (See the list HERE)
• Number of those that resulted in criminal charges: 28
• Total number of defendants in the 28 cases: 41
• Average age of defendants: 23.8
• Most common age: 19
• 32 men, 9 women
• Average prison time for those incarcerated: 5.68 years
• Status of the 41 defendants’ cases: 1 acquittal; 16 guilty pleas; 6 dropped when victims failed to appear; 1 unknown because the defendant is a juvenile; 17 pending 

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