By Kayla Daugherty
Security was exceptionally tight along the Chicago Marathon route on Oct. 11 thanks to the combined efforts of the FBI, Illinois State and Chicago Police Department, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service.
Despite the heightened security, crimes still occurred along the route and in neighboring areas.
There were 24 crimes along the route between midnight Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, the most common of which was theft from retailers and buildings, followed by battery (mostly domestic battery). There were single incidents of deceptive practice, narcotics, robbery and a liquor law violation.
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Throughout the city that Sunday, 431 crimes were documented by police, though only 4% happened along the race route. The Sunday previous had 385 incidents.
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