You're less likely to get murdered, shot, stabbed, robbed or raped on Chicago streets so far this year.
But the city's nearly 9 percent across-the-board crime decrease touted by police -- including a 3 percent dip in violent crime -- doesn't tell the whole story about crime in Chicago neighborhoods, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of district-by-district crime data shows.
But so far this year, other trends are emerging:
• • A collection of West Side neighborhoods in the Harrison District (11th) became Chicago's new top murder hot spot.
• • Robbers and burglars were so busy in the Chicago Lawn District (8th) that there was an average of 186 burglaries and 106 robberies reported each month between January and June.
• • The Shakespeare District (14th) -- home to parts of gentrifying Bucktown and Logan Square -- saw violent crime spike by nearly 30 percent. There were double-digit percentage increases in murders, robberies and assaults and batteries with weapons.