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City Stats Show Theft Up, Burglary Down

By Sam Charles | Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Graphic by Sam Charles

The coverage area of Roscoe View Journal saw 176 reported incidents between Oct. 15 and Nov. 18, slightly up from the 144 total incidents between Sept. 14 and Oct. 14, according to data from the city.

Theft and burglary, once again, were the most commonly reported crimes in Beats 1911 and 1912, with 72 and 31 incidents, respectively.

There were also 26 incidents of criminal damage, 11 motor vehicle thefts and eight robberies.

Twenty arrests resulted from the reported incidents, with eight of those arrests for charges of theft.

Between Sept. 14 and Oct. 14, Beats 1911 and 1912 saw 55 thefts, 23 burglaries, 20 batteries, 17 incidents of criminal damage and nine motor vehicle thefts. Other, less common offenses included robbery, battery, deceptive practice, trespassing, narcotics and one prostitution arrest.

Beat 1921 is bordered on the west by the Chicago River, the east by Damen Avenue, the north by Irving Park Road and the south by Belmont Avenue. It accounted for 69 of the 176 total incidents.

Beat 1922 is bordered on the west by Damen Avenue, the east by Southport Avenue, the north by Irving Park Road and the south by Belmont Avenue. The other 107 incidents were reported in Beat 1922.

Though the future of CAPS meetings in 2013 is uncertain, those scheduled through the end of 2012 are still to be held. Beats 1921 and 1922 have one remaining, to be held on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Road.

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