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At Least Five Chicago Mail Carriers Are Victims of Crime Each Week in Chicago, New Data Reveals

May 30, 2023
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New data obtained by NBC 5 Responds shows a surge in attacks on Chicago mail carriers, coinciding with a record-number of check-fraud crimes reported across Cook County.

On average, five mail carriers are robbed in the Chicago-area every week, according to an analysis of Chicago Police Department crime data.

And those numbers have been on full display recently, with many brazen attacks on carriers and United States Postal Service (USPS) facilities across the city.

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Post Office branch in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood was broken into by 18 men overnight, authorities said. Surveillance shows the men smash the front windows to the office, and wander around with head lamps, looking for mail to steal.

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