2009 Lincoln Park muggings and interactive map

Summer in Chicago is a great time to get outside and enjoy a walk around your neighborhood, but it is crucial to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Last summer there were a total of eight muggings that took place throughout the Lincoln Park area.

The victims, who were mostly men in their 20s, who were approached on foot and asked for their wallet and then beaten. Two of the eight victims were hospitalized.

Nearly all of the attacks occurred at the end of July to the beginning of August. Police believe that the string of attacks are linked to each other. Investigations are still being conducted.

View this interactive Google Map to find out if a mugging occurred near you.

The Chicago Police Department website offers safety tips for city travel.

These include:
-walk, ride or jog with a partner
-avoid dark isolated places, don’t walk or park there
-be alert and look around
-keep at least one hand free, don’t carry large purses or packages
-when you are alone, avoid wearing headphones or talking on your cell phone

For the full list visit ChicagoPolice.org. An informational sheet can be found under the “Community” tab followed by the “Get Safe” tab which takes you to “Safety Tips.” Once on this page find the link called “Safe and Sound.”

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April 14, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized.

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