West Town crime: April 2013


Last month's 48 reported violent crime incidents in West Town were one fewer than in April a year ago. There was one homicide, on April 28, described by the Chicago Tribune as a bar fight that spilled onto Division Street in the 2500 block.

The East Village Association analyzed statistics downloaded from the City of Chicago Data Portal and published on the Tribune Crime in Chicago website, comparing them to the same period a year ago.

Crime type April 2013 % change Jan-Apr '03 % change
Violent crime 48 -2% 158 -12%
  Homicide 1 0% 4 33%
  Sexual assault 3 200% 4 -64%
  Assault 8 33% 25 9%
  Battery 15 36% 33 -11%
  Robbery 21 -30% 92 -12%
Property crime 313 -4% 1,099 -10%
  Burglary 69 38% 230 14%
  Theft 199 -2% 661 -20%
  Vehicle theft 43 -7% 205 12%
  Arson 2 0% 3 50%
Quality-of-life crime 109 -28% 331 -42%
  Property damage 79 -29% 235 -33%
  Prostitution 2 0% 5 25%
  Narcotics 28 -24% 91 -59%
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