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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

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NOTES: Items Of Interest From A Slow Week

Burglary Reports An intruder awakened a man who was sleeping in his Boystown apartment Sunday morning. The victim called 911 at 5AM to report someone apparently trying to break in through a window. As it turned out, the break-in was successful as the burglar managed to knock over a grandfather clock before fleeing. A sergeant

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CHILL PILL: Robberies Off To Slowest Start Since 2007

We’ve reached the end of the third-coldest and third-snowiest meteorological winter in Chicago history and the crime stats are looking good! This grid shows the number of robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystownduring each month since January 2001. The 10 best and 10 worstmonths are shaded green and red respectively. More than 10 monthsare shaded in