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(courtesy of Chris Chaten, via crimeinboystown.blogspot.com)
In the accompanying article (which we recommend you read), they ask what has caused the downshift in the number of Uptown robberies. Maybe the perception that Uptown is more dangerous has encouraged residents and visitors to take more precautions here. Maybe the fact that the creep whose M.O. was to smash small storefronts' doors and windows finally got locked up has contributed to the statistical decline. Maybe a loud, informed and proactive community makes a difference in crime decreasing.
Don't blame the bars in Wrigleyville for the increase: the number of bars (and presumably the number of drunken, careless victims) in Wrigleyville and Uptown has remained about the same throughout the time period in question. Anyway, it's an interesting discussion; check it out.