Just halfway through 2010, thefts on the CTA in Chicago have jumped 33%, compared to the first six months of last year.
And thefts on CTA trains and buses soared by almost 41% in that same period — with 439 thefts last year compared to 617 this year, according to Chicago Police Dept. stats compiled by EveryBlock.
So the troubling trend I first reported in May continues.
But this isn’t just a CTA problem. It’s our problem. As I report today, there sometimes are signs of a theft in the making. And there’s more we can do to avoid thefts. So read today’s post for tips on both.