Saturday, August 24, 2013

DAILY TICKER: Saturday, August 24, 2013


The city has confirmed four new robberies from last Friday and Saturday. Original CWB reports are linked, if available.

HW411123 • 17 Aug 12:57AM • 800 W CORNELIA • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • SIDEWALK
HW411160 • 17 Aug 1:45AM • 3300 N HALSTED • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • BAR OR TAVERN
HW409798 • 16 Aug 4:00AM • 3700 N CLARK  • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • SIDEWALK
HW409721 • 16 Aug 12:15AM • 3400 N HALSTED • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • SIDEWALK

Ranking for robberies over the past 365 days moves up from #4 to #3(tie)

Ranking for violent crime over the past 90 days moves up from #2 to #1 (tie)


The CWB Daily Ticker is a dashboard of the most up-to-date robbery statistics possible for our neighborhood over the past year, 5 years, and 10 years.

As we've often said, our problem did not spring up overnight. It has built and built over several years. Simply comparing this year to last year misses the huge increase that we saw in 2011 and 2012. The dashboard shows the bigger picture.

Our source 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.

3 comments:

  1. First just a friendly heads up CWB...on this post and i think one other ..your dates are off... Saturday (today) is the 24th not the 23rd as referenced in headline of this post.

    finally....The official robbery count is scarey enough but clearly not reflective of how horrible things really have gotten in Lakeview. Just for the Aug 17th ...CWB reported 4 robberies at the time but only 2 were officially listed as so according to city data. Frustrating for all of us ...just looking for the truth.
    Thank you CWB for all you do!!!

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  2. Russ Z said...
    First just a friendly heads up CWB...on this post and i think one other ..your dates are off... Saturday (today) is the 24th not the 23rd as referenced in headline of this post.

    finally....The official robbery count is scarey enough but clearly not reflective of how horrible things really have gotten in Lakeview. Just for the Aug 17th ...CWB reported 4 robberies at the time but only 2 were officially listed as so according to city data. Frustrating for all of us ...just looking for the truth.
    Thank you CWB for all you do!!!
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    Thank you for the correction on the date in the title of this post. Corrected!

    Also, we always publish CPD case numbers in our stories when they become available. We get some of the numbers immediately, other times we have to wait a few days.

    Regarding our posts from the morning of the 17th:

    Robbery 1 - 12:58AM
    Chicago Police Department case #HW411123.

    Robbery 2 - 1:37AM
    As stated in the report, after confirming witness details of the attack, "[The] victim just decided he'd rather get out of the [police] car and go drinking with a buddy he spotted."…No report filed due to victim's decision.

    Robbery 3 - 1:40AM
    Chicago Police Department case #HW411160

    Purse Snatch - 2:24AM
    Chicago Police Department case #HW411176

    Robbery 4 - 2:41AM
    As stated in the report, first officer on scene was unable to locate the victim, so 911 operators called the owner of the cell phone that she used to report the attack. The Good Samaritan gave a full description of the victim and said she was last seen walking eastbound toward the lake. It is not clear if police made contact with her. Case, if any, #TBD

    As of midnight today, we could not find reports filed for the two TBD cases detailed above. We will continue to look for those in the coming days.

    We truly appreciate your comments, questions, and suggestions!

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  3. Thanks CWB!!!! Just to be clear...my frustration is with the reclassifying of robberies and other crimes by the CPD! It just distorts the truth and attempts to do exactly what they claim they are doing .... altering perception regarding criminal activity. The problem is they are trying to create the perception of "crime is down" by altering the facts and raw data. But since the reality is that crime is out of control in much of the city - so much so that it their lies are almost laughable.
    The politicians and CPD Brass (and not the officers on the street)really ought to do their jobs and fight crime as this data manipulation is nothing less than organized fraud upon the citizens of Chicago. And frankly their actions seems criminal - in my humble opinion. AS grateful as I am for CWB's getting the truth out there it sure is frustrating that the major news organizations keep falling in line with the mayor and the CPD Chief. Thank you all again!

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