Redefine Crime from the Ground Up
If you can't alter the numbers via CompStat, do it via the citizen themselves:
- Police are alerting residents of a recent string of thefts on the CTA trains at the Red Line's Wilson stop on the North Side.
There were three thefts between Dec. 28 and Wednesday during late evening and early morning hours, according to an alert from the Chicago Police Department’s Office of News Affairs.
In each incident, an offender grabbed a cellphone from someone's hand and ran out of the train at the Wilson stop, 4620 N. Broadway.
Amazingly, the Tribune actually described one of the offenders, and it was a black guy, so they've returned to reality based reporting for a short while.
But isn't this a Strong Armed Robbery? Force used to take something from a victim? This wasn't a phone left on a seat and someone snatched it.