Crime along CPS safe passage routes decreases, data shows

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A "Safe Passage" sign on Central Avenue north of Fulton Street near Ellington Elementary Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (Michael Tercha / Chicago Tribune)

BRONZEVILLE — When the school year begins Tuesday, kids attending 140 of the Chicago Public Schools will walk to their buildings along Safe Passage routes.

That’s the highest number of schools ever being covered by the district’s program, which employs workers hired through outside contractors to make sure kids get to and from school safely.

DNAinfo analyzed crime along 64 Safe Passage routes that were in effect during the 2013-2014, a year when the program expanded after the closures of 50 district schools.

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