Burglaries and thefts in Evanston are down a significant amount compared with last year, Evanston police reported today.

Burglaries are down for the first six months of 2018 by 41 percent, compared to 2017. There were 180 burglaries in the first six months of 2017 and there have only been 107 in the first six months of 2018.

There was also a reduction in thefts. There were 655 thefts for the first six months of 2017, compared with 524 for the first six months of 2018, a 20 percent drop. Burglaries and thefts account for more than 80 percent of Evanston’s major crimes.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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