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Old 12-21-2007, 07:16 AM
 
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Will I be ok walking home from the L at night in Lincoln Park and Lakeview? I don't plan on entering a daydream as I walk home or anything, but beyond the normal worries in a big city, will I be ok?
You will have no problems in those neighborhoods.
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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^ agreed. Once or twice a year something does happen in those neighborhoods, but stuff happens no matter where you are. Between the two neighborhoods there are around 160,000 people, so overall it's pretty safe.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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^ agreed. Once or twice a year something does happen in those neighborhoods, but stuff happens no matter where you are. Between the two neighborhoods there are around 160,000 people, so overall it's pretty safe.
Once or twice? Hmmm...

While I agree they are mostly safe,did you hear Alderman Tunney (my Alderman) of a good portion of Lake View was a victim of an attempted robbery a few days ago? lol It is not really funny,but people must realize they are in a major city, not Mayberry.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:59 PM
 
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I lived in Lakeview, and while I (a 21 y/o black male) never felt threatened or intimidated while I walked home late at night, I never saw many females walking by themselves late at night. There are usually people out at most times of the night though so I think it would be safe if you did have to walk home late at night. Just be aware of your surroundings. Like the poster above noted.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Panthea,

As stated by others, those neighborhoods are relatively safe in regards to violent crime. However, there are a lot of low level crimes that occur over there (i.e. rapes, muggings, auto theft, etc..) I've spoken with several police officers who work in those districts and they have shared with me many of the non reported crimes that occur over there (meaning the stuff that is not aired on tv). Therefore, do not be naive. Stay aware of your surroundings and I would suggest to never walk home from the train alone at night. There are many predators who come into those neighborhoods looking to take advantage of a person who lets their guard down bc they live in a "safe neighborhood". My police officer friends told me that many sexual assaults occur on the weekends when a lady is coming home drunk from a club, by herself.

Just remember that even though you may live in a nice, safe or friendly neighborhood, it is still chicago. Do not put anything past anyone. Trust no one! Make everyone earn your trust.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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^ yes, definitely. I'm always very aware of my surroundings, but just keep a solid head about yourself. I was just saying you don't have to be paranoid all the time in lakeview or lincoln park like you might be in other neighborhoods. Stuff happens, but overall it's a pretty placid community given how many people live in the city....and the reputation for crime.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Panthea,

As stated by others, those neighborhoods are relatively safe in regards to violent crime. However, there are a lot of low level crimes that occur over there (i.e. rapes, muggings, auto theft, etc..) I've spoken with several police officers who work in those districts and they have shared with me many of the non reported crimes that occur over there (meaning the stuff that is not aired on tv). Therefore, do not be naive. Stay aware of your surroundings and I would suggest to never walk home from the train alone at night. There are many predators who come into those neighborhoods looking to take advantage of a person who lets their guard down bc they live in a "safe neighborhood". My police officer friends told me that many sexual assaults occur on the weekends when a lady is coming home drunk from a club, by herself.

Just remember that even though you may live in a nice, safe or friendly neighborhood, it is still chicago. Do not put anything past anyone. Trust no one! Make everyone earn your trust.

Yes, women in Lake View walk alone all the time when they are drunk or not and have made themselves easy targets even in the gay and well to-do areas...
It is sad.Women need to remember that the predators go to the areas that are least suspected of crime for easy prey.:-(
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