Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ALL GROWED UP: Interactive Maps Plot 2013, 2003 Robberies

Online now are two interactive maps from CWB.
Click here for the 2003 interactive map.  Click here for the 2013 interactive map.
The first map plots every robbery reported to police from July 20 to August 19, 2013, in the area between Irving Park Road, Belmont, Southport, and Lake Michigan. That's the area covered by today's police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925*.

The second interactive map plots robberies during the same period a decade earlier, July 20 to August 19, 2003.

You can zoom in, zoom out, and click on each marker for details about the crime(s). Some markers in 2013 represent multiple crimes in the same location.

We wanted to label all of this year's robberies with letters like 2003's are, but the English alphabet isn't long enough for that.

There were 15 robberies a decade ago, there were 41 robberies this year. That's not easy to do with crime being "down" so much.

*-CPD drew new beat boundaries in 2012. You can read more about how CWB mitigates the effects of the re-drawing by clicking "read more" below.



Our source for crime data is the city itself, with robbery data taken from the City of Chicago Data Portal. In the event of an outage or update failure at the data portal, information is obtained from the Chicago Police Department web site. The city quarantines crime data for at least 7 days.

The complete list of 2013 robberies is here.
The complete list of 2012 robberies is here.
The complete list of 2008 robberies is here.
The complete list of 2003 robberies is here.

Beat ranking information is from the Chicago Police Department web site.

Our standard statement regarding historical data applies:

The city quarantines crime data for at least 7 days.

The CPD realigned our area's police beats in March 2012. The lines that divide Chicago police beats literally run down the middle of their shared streets and it is not possible to know with certainty which side of a street crimes were reported on before March 4, 2012.  In order to maintain consistency across all years, we have included all robberies that were reported on both sides of the border streets (Irving Park Road, Southport Avenue, and Belmont Avenue) in our calculations. As a result, our post-March 4, 2012, stats may vary slightly from official records.

Also, note that very recent crime totals may fluctuate slightly as incidents are investigated and recategorized. These fluctuations settle out fairly quickly.

12 comments:

  1. Quite obvious in the 3013 map is a big old cluster of robberies on Belmont right by Our lady of Mount Carmel Church. Maybe their new pastor should publicly voice his concern for his parishioners and the situation right outside of his hallowed doors.

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    1. Maybe parishioner Tunney will take the lead?

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  2. Yep and 2003 we have a fully staffed Police Department. And a local Superintendent. Not a guy from out of town.

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  3. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/redeye-lakeview-muggings-map-20130827,0,5608551.story

    just saw this pop up on the tribune website

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  4. Should also add a dot to show where the police station is located - right in the center of all the crime dots!

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  5. GREAT IDEA - please show the police station on these maps.
    Good work!

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  6. I was just saying to someone the other day about how I miss the "old" Chicago of 1983-84. Sure it was grimy and dirty and more than a little skanky looking, but I didn't worry constantly about getting robbed or shot. Not to mention music was just so much better back then. Club 950 I miss you.

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  7. Anonymous Anonymous said...
    GREAT IDEA - please show the police station on these maps.
    Good work
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    Why does that matter where the Police Stations are, they aren't fully staffed anyway.

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  8. Just to clarify I don't see robberies by Mt. Carmel. They are at Halsted and Belmont. Way up the block from Mt. Carmel.

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  9. Fantastic job of graphically displaying the stats into a meaningful big picture.

    Now, God forbid, if the "Two Thugs, One Gun" monsters strike again, if someone can only get the accurate vehicle description and license #.

    Thank you!

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  10. I'm a resident on Wilton. Was mugged on August 16th at 11:30 PM by several men under red line - be careful. I'm 6'3 - 280. Not an easy target.
    Had conversations with applicable alderman today. Meeting with commander tomorrow morning. I AM begging for creative ideas to open the conservation and I am demanding action. My ideas or issues mine didn't make the stats - I'm concerned its under reported Bike patrol Foot patrol - other than just game days We need to stand up and SPEAK out. Ver frustrated. Healing from broken bones and lacerations. All good on the healing side. Can't let this happen to my GF.

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  11. Anonymous Anonymous said...
    I'm a resident on Wilton. Was mugged on August 16th at 11:30 PM by several men under red line - be careful. I'm 6'3 - 280. Not an easy target.
    Had conversations with applicable alderman today. Meeting with commander tomorrow morning. I AM begging for creative ideas to open the conservation and I am demanding action. My ideas or issues mine didn't make the stats - I'm concerned its under reported Bike patrol Foot patrol - other than just game days We need to stand up and SPEAK out. Ver frustrated. Healing from broken bones and lacerations. All good on the healing side. Can't let this happen to my GF.

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    Hi anonymous, we're putting your comment on the front page of the blog. That being said, we're intrigued by your story in particular. We are aware of but did not report on unconfirmed citizen reports of people being beaten and robbed in an alley near the Addison Red Line last week. To our knowledge, police did not make contact with victims or offenders, but it is interesting that you say you were victimized in the same area. Email us if you'd like.

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