Measuring Up

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The 411 on sex partners, prostitution, and online pornography around the metro area

 

Always a Party

 

16.4

Percentage of Chicago-area residents 18 or older who have sex in an average 24-hour period

Source: Kenneth M. Johnson, University of New Hampshire; American Community Survey 2005

Looking for Love?

Illinois communities that entered the word “sex” most frequently in searches on Google

 

Homewood
Forest Park
Elmurst
West Chicago
Collinsville
Rockford
Moline
Chicago
Naperville
Mount Prospect

Source: Google Trends, based on a percentage of each city’s total searches at presstime

Love for Sale

 

$26.73

Estimated hourly wage of prostitutes in Pullman and Roseland

Source: Working paper on prostitution, Steven Levitt and Sudhir Venkatesh

 

$1,500

Hourly rate arranged between an undercover Cook County Sheriff’s officer and a high-end call girl; the highest rate recorded by the office in a prostitution sting operation

Source: Office of Tom Dart

 

$1,220

Entrance fee circa 1900, adjusted for inflation, at the Everleigh Club, the notorious South Side brothel. At the turn of the century, the club charged men a princely $50 to enter.

Sources: Sin in the Second City; Historical Statistics of the United States