Area Ranks Low for Violent, High for Property Crimes

While the Lincoln Park ranks in the bottom third for its frequency of violent crimes, it's among the top quarter of Chicago's 77 community areas for its number of property crimes, according to statistics from late August to late September.

Lincoln Park ranked in the bottom third of Chicago’s 77 communities for violent crimes, according to a database published by the Chicago Tribune.

That said, it was among the top quarter for property damage crimes.

At No. 56, the neighborhood had .3 violent crimes per 1,000 people between Aug. 30 and Sept. 29, tying with North Center and Albany Park. Clearing and Edison Park were both at zero. Fuller Park had the most violent crimes at 4.8 per 1,000 residents.

The Chicago Police Department defines violent crimes as robbery, battery, assault, homicide or criminal sexual assault.

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During the same month-long time frame, Lincoln Park had 16 reports of violent crimes—14 robberies and one battery and one criminal sexual assault, according to the Tribune’s data.

While violent crimes were low, 294 property crimes occurred in that time period, totaling 4.6 per 1,000 people. In property crimes, Lincoln Park ranks among the top 25 percent—17th out of Chicago’s 77 communities.

Quality of life crimes are defined as criminal damage, narcotics and prostitution. The area had 62 of these reported—44 criminal damage, 15 narcotics and 0 prostitution between Aug. 30 and Sept. 29.

In quality of life crimes Lincoln Park ranked 62nd out of 77 communities. 

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