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Domestic Abuse at Top of Chicago Arrests for May 2022, Data Show

A domestic battery with bodily harm offense was the most likely reason for someone to be arrested in Chicago in May 2022, according to Chicago Police Department data.

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Chicago Carjackings Continue to Rise During the Pandemic 

Chicago had a 31% increase in carjackings in just one year following the start of the pandemic, between 2020 and 2021. The city's numbers are higher than every other large city.

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Vandalism Increasing in Chicago Since Start of the Pandemic 

Vandalism and petty crimes have increased significantly since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, and crime experts have cited several reasons as to why.

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Crime on the Rise in Chicago’s 31st Ward Neighborhoods

So far, 413 crimes have occurred in Chicago's 31st Ward since the start of 2022. Theft and battery lead the list, but more violent crimes have been showing up on the police blotter.

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Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise in Jefferson Park

Within the past several months, the 16th Police District of Jefferson Park in Chicago has released three community alerts regarding a spree of catalytic converter thefts.

Chicago Sees Surge in Robberies During the Pandemic

Renata Wang, a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Chicago, boarded a plane to her home country of China two years ago and decided to continue her academic goals through online courses.

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Data: Northwest, West Sides Hotbeds for Abandoned Vehicles

While carjackings have been an issue in Chicago, so have abandoned vehicles. Data shows the West and Northwest Sides are hotbeds for them.