Chicago Violent Crime Spreading To The "Safe" North Side Neighborhoods

Tyler Durden's picture

Chicago's violent crime problem seems to be spreading to the historically safe "north side" neighborhoods.  The spike in crime on the north side comes as Chicago's police department has diverted more officers to the city's violent south and west side neighborhoods to fight extreme levels of violence there.  As reported by local Chicago news station WGN, violent crime is up 61% in the Loop this year with Near North Side up 50%, Lincoln Park up 42% and Edgewater up 44%.

WGN also reports that officers have seemingly lost control of Chicago's streets as they're growing increasingly hesitant to confront people out of fear of being humiliated by the next viral arrest video.  Meanwhile, local gangs are reported to be offering incentives to "cop killers."

Officers are reportedly more hesitant to confront people engaging in criminal activity, for fear of having their arrests posted on viral video.


Some local gangs are said to be offering incentives to cop killers.

Per data collected by HeyJackass!, while crime on the north side is elevated it's still no where near the level of violence reported in the city's infamous south and west side neighborhoods like Austin, Englewood and Garfield Park. 

Chicago By Neighborhood


Chicago experienced a violent weekend with over 50 shootings and 7 homicides reported in just 2 days. 

Daily Homicides


With 470 homicides expected by the end of August, Chicago is well on its way to eclipsing the 508 homicides committed throughout all of 2015.

Chicago YTD Homicides

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nightwish's picture

Never let a crisis go to waste. Spread it to the north side.

pathosattrition's picture

But... Guns are illegal in Chicago!

Hopeless for Change's picture is very insightful commentary on the ghettoization of my once-proud city.

Son of Loki's picture

One might say Chicago is "fundamentally changed."

0b1knob's picture

Just change the name from Chicago to West Detroit.  And stick a fork in it.   Cause it's done.

For white people you need to get out NOW.

Jim Sampson's picture

Fucking sad... Lincoln Park is a beautiful area.

TeamDepends's picture

Don't worry Illinois, your pension funds are A+++*!
*As long as we're not talking reality.

beemasters's picture

And did you know you could be charged with murder even though the police did the killing?

A Shocking Story of How a Chicago Cop Killed a Teen -- Then Locked Up His Best Friend for the Murder

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) beemasters Aug 24, 2016 5:42 AM

Bill (bring the war home) Ayers got what he wanted, lets hope he doesn't get caught up in the toxic sludge he helped create.

onewayticket2's picture

so did that girl in milwaukee who demanded blacks not burn down their neighborhood, but instead go to where white people lived and burn that down...


of course, CNN cut of the demand and only aired the plea ("dont burn down the city....!") not the demand ("instead, go to the suburbs and burn THAT down!")

Infocat's picture

This is a city that is clearly gonna die like Decongo did!

gladih8r's picture

Fuck.....can't the local shit-for-brains PC gov't ban something that the law abiding citizens do or have to make this problem go away?  That's been the time-tested solution all around the world.  Maybe banning the act of resisting armed robbery or banning door locks, I got it.... issue steep fines for dialing 911....yeah, that'll do it.  Crime stats would go down overnight! 

Darkthirty's picture

Actually that is why Hey Jackass was created, they were downgrading aggravated robbery to misplaced property for example. The website is to keep the stats honest.

lasvegaspersona's picture

sooooo.....murder one becomes ..accidental discharge of a firearm while standing too close...?

william114085's picture

"aggravated robbery to misplaced property"



lasvegaspersona's picture

No lines in front of bakeries!!!

...oops, sorry that's Caracas.... food shortages in Chicago............................................yet....

Condition 1SQ's picture

I love it.  LOVE it.  Let the fucker burn like Detriot.  Eventually .. eventually .. people will "get" it.

Crash Overide's picture

I left Chicago after 15 years when Rahm took over and now I am looking to leave the state.

The high taxes and shit show that we call state and local government is just not worth it anymore.

Illinois is a war zone.

Antifaschistische's picture

Hope and Change baby......this was the one thing I hoped for.  Thank you Obama.  (no, I'm not sincere about that)

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

I read it daily as well as

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

It's OK, they have these no guns allowed stickers on every front door of just about every building in Chicago.  Not to stop the criminals mind you, but to stop the concealed carry permit holders from carrying the gun inside the building.  The idiotic IL concealed carry law states that any private building can bar the legal carrying of a gun by putting up the sticker.  Rumor has it that it was spread around the grapevine that any building that didn't have one would face the wrath of the Chicago code enforcers.  I live in Indiana, but work in the loop glad to see crime up so much makes me feel safe.

ACES FULL's picture

You must feel lonely in the Loop. Just keep your opinions to yourself mostly?

PTR's picture

Just because someone puts a sign up, doesn't mean that people with conceal carry licenses haven't gone into that businesses while practicing concealed carry.

It's just a sign.


City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Get caught = felony, you lose your 2nd amendment rights.  Quite convenient.

Infocat's picture

Dont you know that multiculturalism is an enrichment?!

jonjon831983's picture

I think it is called being entrepreneuria and saavy. I mean you need to break into new underserved markets.

jvetter713's picture

Cancer has the tendency to spread.

blindman's picture

just proves taxes ain't high nuff'.

Hopeless for Change's picture

The democraps have not yet begun to raise taxes.

lakecity55's picture

The 100 years of rule by the Democratic Party have made Shitcago the Model for our Nation!

sun tzu's picture

They did worse in Detoilet in 20 years

LetThemEatRand's picture

Simple advice to Chicago:  tell your police force to hit the easy button, and stop spending so much time busting people for drug offenses and other bullshit crimes, and do the basic job of protecting life and property.  

Condition 1SQ's picture

Chances are you'll have just as many shootings, if not moreso.  It's not like they settle turf wars in court ffs.

PTR's picture

FWIW, Cook County downgraded pot possession to a "ticketable offense."

But yes, decrim it.  100%

woody188's picture

You don't get any confiscated drug money protecting life and property.

booboo's picture

Bah! them Skokie Jews are using an old Roman tactic, let the center collapse and swing in the two flanks, they will have the Gang Bangers in debt up to their eyeballs in a fortnight. Brilliant move on their part.

ghengis86's picture

Don't forget Highland Park, Niles, Evanston, Wilmet, etc; a synagogue on every corner, a matzah ball in every pot.

Hopeless for Change's picture

You forgot GlenCohen and DeerFeld.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Detroit is on the rebound.  C'mon in the water's warm. 

RagnarRedux's picture

Libtards getting a taste of real diversity.

Handful of Dust's picture

Cancer Patient Beaten to Death Outside of Illinois Treatment Center


Local stations say the witness with the victim described it was one of Obama’s sons but Yahoo, like cnn and npr, usually leave that fact out.

847328_3527's picture

That's why many people have vamosed out of Ill to Texas, SC, and so on.

That entire state is a mess and unfortunately, it's spreading like an infection.

ACES FULL's picture

Stay the fuck out of S.C. please. It's hot,humid,no jobs and we are ALL racists. STAY AWAY PLEASE!!

sun tzu's picture

Same with Texas. We have 110 degree summers and everyone carries a gun and will shoot you at the slightest provocation. 

Freddie's picture

.....everyone carries a gun and will shoot you at the slightest provocation

I had to go to Fort Worth a few years ago and went to a conv store about 10 pm in a decent part of town that was primarily white with some hispanic and a much less black.   I very much got that vibe in FW that if you were looking for trouble - you could find it real fast.  I am a CCW kind of guy but got a weird vibe in FW at night.

Felt sort like Kurt Russell in OK Corral with lots of Johnny Ringos around ready to start some shit at the drop of a hat.

Handful of Dust's picture

Speaking of's Cali:


Police union asks San Jose to declare state of emergency


Too funny...these are the same people who vote for people like Boxer, Piglosi, Jerry Brown, Obama, Hillary, etc...

ACES FULL's picture

Checked out your vid. Ten seconds in and I was thinking "I didn't know Asians were a problem".