This thread is of considerable interest to me:I'm originally from Illinois, and love Chicago. However, I've never spent much time outside of The Loop/Lincoln Park/Michigan Ave. My fiancée will be moving with me, and I am particularly concerned with her safety, as I anticipate that she will be home alone fairly often.How does the Northwestern campus area compare?What neighborhoods in particular must be avoided when considering apartments/homes/etc.? Is anything south of 60th pretty bad? How about the area just north of Washington Park between MLK and S Cottage Grove? Is it generally better as you get closer to the lake?
Actually, using the site that provided the numbers above, Gold Coast had 2,662 crimes in the time that Hyde Park had 1,409. Cold Coast seems safer, probably, since it's much wealthier and close to downtown, but the stats show that's it's not any safer than Hyde Park, and probably more dangerous.
The flip side is that I did know a few kids who got mugged, one got assaulted during a mugging (because he stupidly tried to fight the guy), but for the most part everyone else I knew was OK because they were aware of what was happening around them. The worst thing I saw was one night, walking back from the pub, when some dude was shooting into a building on Woodlawn. The cops came pretty quickly, but I was hiding behind a bush in a puddle of my own pee, so, I guess that's a net negative.
Quote from: isaidwhatwhat... on April 23, 2008, 08:15:16 PM5 shot in the same shooting last night. Also on drudgereport. 2 miles from the law building. http://cbs2chicago.com/local/south.side.shooting.2.706944.htmlyfwgi
5 shot in the same shooting last night. Also on drudgereport. 2 miles from the law building. http://cbs2chicago.com/local/south.side.shooting.2.706944.html
FWIW I lived on 60th last year and generally felt pretty safe. I even (stupidly) walked around at night,