Kids Will Be Kids
Posted on May 16, 2017
While shootings and homicides get most of the low trafficked crime headlines, other even less newsworthy, yet must-report crimes are way up as well.
Whether it’s a Bears wide receiver’s Maserati or the 2006 BMW heisted in an incident that led to a man being shot early Tuesday, carjackings are making headlines around downtown Chicago and on the West and North sides.
And city crime statistics show their numbers have been on the rise: Vehicular hijackings in Chicago nearly doubled between 2015 and 2016 and are occurring with the same frequency this year.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the uptick “appears to be a pattern between Area Central and Area North involving juveniles and targeting higher-end vehicles.”
And why the hell not? When you have a 90%+ chance of getting away with killing or maiming someone, especially as a juvie, lifting someone’s Beemer is damn near a sure thing…
Of the 270 carjackings this year, 14 cases have ended in an arrest, records show.
And of those 14 arrests, we’ll wager that most go no where once the State’s Attorney gets the case. The last thing the Cook County Jail needs is more people attending the daily taxpayer funded Jail Guard Beat Down Pizza Party.