I don't need statistics. Drive through there sometime, park your car for more than an hour, and see if you still have your hubcaps, hood orinament, and mirrors. I've been there enough times to know that it's an extremely dangerous area after dark (and the only reason it's not during the day is that the crack dealers are all passed out from the night before).
Best of luck if you end up going there--you'll need it.
i am not planning on going to U of C or even applying and I don't live in Hyde Park so i have nothing to gain by writing this.
U of C is very theoratical when it comes to meaning law. This mean they teach u and expect u to understand the theories and principles more so than practical applications.
As far as the attitude and environment, U of C is just like harvard or yale. It is built on tradition, reputation, and the idea that it is only avaiable to the elite. It just as stuck up as the other schools that so many on here want to go to.
Now what really pisses me off is your description of HYde Park. APparently u have never lived there or visited the area for extended periods of time. Hide park as a middle to upper class neighborhod with good schools. the crime rate is not any higher than other neighborhoods with the same economic make=up in the city.
You are basing ur comments on outdated and inaccurate information. Since i live in chicago and know the hyde park area fairly well, I think i am able to provide a realistic description and I have to say ur description is total off. where did u get ur information?