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City Crime Stats: Area Battery Up, Theft Down

By Sam Charles

Between Oct. 26 and Nov. 18, the Center Square Journal‘s coverage area saw 226 reported crimes, with 43 of those leading to arrests. In that period, beats 1713, 1911, 1912, 2031 and 2032 saw 48 battery incidents, 44 thefts, 25 incidents of criminal damage, 24 motor vehicle thefts and 24 burglaries. Between Sept. 25 and Oct. 25, Read the Rest…

Beat 2032 CAPS Meeting: Trash Talk

By Cody Prentiss

Beat 2032‘s monthly CAPS meeting, held last Thursday, July 29, at Ravenswood Evangelical Church (4900 N. Damen), covered neighborhood issues both new and old. Sgt. Jeffrey Sacks said burglaries saw a sharp increase from the previous month with 13 incidents, in addition to 33 reported incidents of theft. A few arrests have been made, including Read the Rest…

CAPS Beat 2031: Property Theft on the Rise

By Patty Wetli

Thefts and burglaries are up across the city, largely attributed to the state of the economy, and Beat 2031 has not been immune to this trend. Reporting to the approximately one dozen residents in attendance at last night’s CAPS meeting, Sgt. Jeffrey Sacks noted that while there’s very little violent crime within the beat (covering Read the Rest…

Beat 1911 CAPS: Burglary Prevention, Movie in the Park

By Laura Pearson

At last night’s CAPS meeting on the top floor of Kindred Hospital (2544 W. Montrose), neighbors—in particular, meeting facilitator Maria Bappert—demonstrated a strong sense of community involvement. Bappert is collecting plush toys so that officers have something to help calm and comfort children at crime scenes, and she encouraged others to bring new or gently Read the Rest…

Center Square Burglary Stats by District

By Laura Pearson

Center Square Journal obtained statistics from the Chicago Police Department showing the total number of cleared burglaries (forcible entry) in Districts 17, 19, and 20—the three districts in our coverage area. The graph shows the number of burglary incidents for 2008, 2009, and through May of 2010 (representing the most recent statistics available for this Read the Rest…

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