The Cubs season may be off to a rocky start, but fans of the team celebrated this year’s home opener in classic style. CWBChicago estimates that six arrests were made in connection with the game.
That’s the most arrests at a Cubs home opener since we began maintaining stats in 2015.
In true Cubs style, the first home game arrest was made five minutes before the first pitch was thrown—for trespassing.
About an hour later, a man wearing a “Cubs outfit” was arrested for assaulting a resident in the 3800 block of North Racine.
Monday’s record-setting arrest tally followed a spike in St. Patrick’s weekend arrests in the city. Fifteen adults were arrested during this year’s Irish party in Wrigleyville, the most since 2015.
Downtown, twelve adults were arrested during the St. Pat’s party, up from seven last year.
Of the 27 adults arrested while celebrating the patron saint of Ireland:
• Ten live in Chicago
• Two are from out of state (Colorado and Minnesota)
• Fifteen are from the suburbs (Elmwood Park scored two arrests)
• Average age is 27
• Four women, 23 men
• 50% are Hispanic
• 41% are white
Don’t worry. If history is any indication, white partiers will more than compensate for their underperformance by leading the arrest tally on Cinco de Mayo.