today's Sun-Times: "At 10 a.m. Thursday, Trulia, a residential real-estate website, is expected to launch a new mapping tool that allows home buyers, sellers and renters to look at citywide crime trends in 50 metropolitan areas, including Chicago. The system, called Crime Maps, lets users search a year’s worth of crimes on a block-by-block level. The crime statistics are displayed on a “heat map” with low-crime areas shaded in green and high-crime areas in red."
So we took a look, and no surprises: The red zone starts basically where Montrose, Sheridan and Broadway meet, and it travels north along Sheridan to Ainslie, and north along Broadway to Lawrence, taking in a few blocks' spread on either side.
What we hadn't suspected was that the areas around Wrigley Field would be the same red as Uptown's hot zones, and that Uptown would rank above Chicago's average for burglaries, but below it for assaults. Have fun playing: http://www.trulia.com/crime.