By The Associated PressPublished May 08, 2018 06:07:18A condo-building boom has turned some neighborhoods into ghost towns.
A new report shows that many of the neighborhoods that have thrived after condo construction have become magnets for crime and violence.
The AP looked at data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which tracks violent crime in America’s suburbs.
The bureau said there were nearly 1.3 million violent crimes in Chicago in the third quarter of 2018, up from 1.2 million in the same period a year earlier.
The number of murders also surged.
In many of those neighborhoods, the homicide rate rose to 3,631 per 100,000 residents.
The city has seen some of the highest murder rates in the country, and a spike in homicides was linked to the condominium boom.
In many of these neighborhoods, homicides surged.
In a study released in September, the Justice Policy Institute analyzed crime data from Chicago, the nation’s fourth-largest city, and found that there were 2,824 murders in Chicago last year, up more than 40 percent from a year ago.
The increase was driven in part by a spike that saw the number of violent crimes rise nearly 15 percent.
That’s a lot of murders, said Robert Hausner, a researcher with the institute.
“It’s like a tsunami, and the water doesn’t stop coming,” he said.
Chicago’s murder rate was up nearly 40 percent in the last year alone.
Hausner said the city should focus on building more affordable housing, including condos, rather than trying to turn neighborhoods into havens for crime.
“If you can’t do that, then you’re just trying to build the housing stock that’s going to be safe,” he told the AP.
Housing is already a big part of the problem in many of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods.
The violence in these neighborhoods has skyrocketed in recent years.
Homes have become a target.
A woman in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood was stabbed to death last week by her estranged husband.
The violence in the city’s most violent neighborhoods is a symptom of a bigger problem.
Chicago has more than one of the nation “hot spots” for gang violence.
Chicago is the fourth-most violent city in the nation for homicides per 100 million residents, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.
Chicago is also home to one of America’s highest concentrations of young people.
Nearly a quarter of Chicagoans ages 18 to 24 live in the North Side, a neighborhood known as a “hot spot” for the city.
The North Side has seen a surge in violence since condo construction began in the 1990s.
In the first quarter of this year, the city recorded 1,073 homicides, up 40 percent over the same time last year.
In Chicago’s South Side, there were more than 2,000 homicides, which was more than any other city in America.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the rise in homicides in Chicago’s North Side neighborhoods was a result of the condopocalypse, a term used to describe the phenomenon of the housing market crashing.
“We’re in the midst of a housing collapse in Chicago,” Johnson said.
“We have the highest foreclosure rates in America and a huge amount of foreclosures in the community, and that has created a lot more crime.”
Johnson said that Chicago is now in the middle of the process of building more housing.
“Our hope is to get housing up to the standards that we want in terms of safety, access to public transit, health care, education and the like,” he added.
“As far as I’m concerned, we are at the beginning of a process, and this is the beginning.”
A new wave of condo constructionIn 2018, Chicago had nearly 1,000 condos and apartments in its downtown core.
By comparison, the North Shore has only about 100 units and the West Side has less than half a dozen.
In some neighborhoods, that’s an incredible amount of condos.
In Englebrook, the average condo was worth more than $2.5 million, according a review of data from real estate website Trulia.
In other neighborhoods, like the South Shore and South Loop, the condos were valued at $900,000 or less.
That’s because the condos are being built on public land, which is often owned by private developers.
Houses aren’t necessarily needed, and they can get built quickly, and cheaper.
But condos are becoming a key part of how many people in some neighborhoods can afford to live.
“When the economy is strong and there’s a shortage of housing, then condos become an increasingly important component,” said James Stokes, who is also a professor at Northeastern University.
The new condos are often built in the shadow of major thoroughfares, or in high-rise towers with many units on each floor.
The apartments are often located at the end of high-rises.
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