THEFTS: Up In February, Down For The Year

It’s good news/bad news in the theft department for the ‘hoods.

Good news: Year-to-date thefts are down 39% compared to the same time last year.

Bad news: The first 24 days of February saw a 27% increase over the first 24 days of January.

Chicago Spectrum has mapped every reported case. Click any incident for specifics.

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