Chicago Avenue among highest crime stops on CTA L line

The Chicago Avenue station on the CTA’s Red Line L is among the most crime-ridden stops in the city, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of crime statistics.

The Chicago Avenue stop, neat Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, was the sixth most crime ridden stop on the L system, according to the Tribune.

Crimes targeting CTA customers are highly concentrated in the downtown area, where dozens of bus routes converge and Loop trains operate, as well as on the entire Red Line, according to the Tribune analysis.

In addition to the Red Line, which operates around the clock between some of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods as well as through some of its poorest, crimes committed against rail passengers were also pervasive on the Green Line, which goes through the West Side, and the Forest Park branch of the Blue Line, which also travels east-west, the analysis found.

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