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Old 04-17-2008, 08:54 AM
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Is 18th street stilled flooded with gangs and that whole area. Are they're still gangbanging over at cabrini?
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:41 AM
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Cabrini is largely gone.

18th and what?

I don't think there was ever much of gang problem at say 18th and Praire or 18th and Harlem (which is outside the City limits)...

While FBI and Chicago Police crackdowns have been effective it disrupting some of the most visible gang leaders, the level violence perpetuated by younger more reckless folks has resulted in the deaths of about 30 school age kids so far this year. Such gang-on-gang activity has been centered in a very small pockets mostly on the west and south sides.

It generally is not reflective of any greater threat to normal residents but is nonetheless a tragedy. Very little property crime or petty theft is directly committed by actual gang members -- their drug trafficking (and related protection operations) are the source of their revenue. Of course many of their customers do commit thefts and assaults to support their criminal behavior.

For more detailed information on where criminals are most frequently arrested and what types of crimes they commit you should consult: Chicago crime data (formerly chicagocrime.org) | EveryBlock Chicago
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:07 PM
Location: University Village
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I hear the Lincoln Park Chads have been gunning for the Lakeview Louies over control of the volleyball nets at North Avenue Beach....
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Location: Chicago
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There are too many to list. lol
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:47 PM
Location: Cabrini Green
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Originally Posted by NearWestSider View Post
I hear the Lincoln Park Chads have been gunning for the Lakeview Louies over control of the volleyball nets at North Avenue Beach....


you rock bro!
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:54 PM
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As Chet Everett said, Cabrini is largely gone, mostly razed to make way for further gentrification in the area. There are still low rises. Cabrini is not the only Chicago Housing Project though, there are plenty of others and some which have been more infamous.

As for gangs, there are gangs all over the City as well as the suburbs. Even in upscale areas, due to the thing called the automobile, gangs do troll other areas as well. When you are asking about 18th Street, do you mean the 12th district (Pilsen/Little Village)? I've seen gangs down there, more so on the LV side. If you're really interested, check out [url=http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/]Chicago crime data (formerly chicagocrime.org) | EveryBlock Chicago[/url] for the stats.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:50 AM
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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That will allow you to bone up on da' hood. Generally, gangs are all over but tend to be more numerous (and dangerous and visible) in lower income areas which lack strong family structures (recruitment) and residents who lack trust in the police (ability to do business without disruption). How dangerous they are widely depends. Some gangs consist of "wannabes" -- teenagers who want to be cool and tough and decide that the most efficient way to do so is to spray paint a gang symbol on some brother's garage door. Then there's the more serious gangs who make their money off of this, and semi-routinely kill each other over territory, market share, and gang rank. Then there's all levels in between. Not an easy thing to quantify but the two general principals I cited are a good start if you really want to know where the "action" is.
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