Tuesday, August 13, 2013

DAILY TICKER: Tuesday, August 13


CWB is introducing a new daily feature to help tell the tale of where our neighborhood has been and where we are going.

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. The city quarantines crime data for 7 days, so "year to date" information is actually for the year ending one week before the Tracker date.

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 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 data may fluctuate slightly as crimes are investigated and recategorized. These fluctuations settle out fairly quickly.

6 comments:

  1. Nice kudo, if sorely behind the times of the recent crime spree madness, Money magazine places Lakeview #3 as a top big-city neighborhood:

    http://money.cnn.com/gallery/real_estate/2013/08/12/best-places-big-city-neighborhoods.moneymag/3.html

    You at this site are doing such an incredibly important and vital job in keeping folks informed and aware. Thank you SO much!

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  2. Anonymous said...
    Nice kudo, if sorely behind the times of the recent crime spree madness, Money magazine places Lakeview #3 as a top big-city neighborhood:

    http://money.cnn.com/gallery/real_estate/2013/08/12/best-places-big-city-neighborhoods.moneymag/3.html

    You at this site are doing such an incredibly important and vital job in keeping folks informed and aware. Thank you SO much
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    Thank you, Anonymous. We truly are passionate about this neighborhood, this little slice of Lakeview that has lost its way.

    We're optimistic that we will see these few square blocks once again be an area where everyone can feel safe and secure around the clock.

    We appreciate having you as a reader and thank you for sharing the link. On the whole, Lakeview is a great place to call home.

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  3. Good stuff guys. Love the Ticker. Keep up the good work.

    -WHT

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  4. W.H. Thompson said...
    Good stuff guys. Love the Ticker. Keep up the good work.

    -WHT
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    Thank you WHT. We'll never look as good as heyjackass.com but we have great personalities!

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  5. Strong work on the ticker. Are you doing it manually or is some crafty programmer doing it automagically?

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  6. Anonymous said...
    Strong work on the ticker. Are you doing it manually or is some crafty programmer doing it automagically?
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    Thank you, Anonymous. We're pretty happy with it. We've been trying to figure out a way to tell the story of how the neighborhood has changed over the past few years. This is one way for us to do that.

    We make the ticker manually. A nice magical script would be great, but pulling the daily info from city web sites needs a human touch as far as we can tell.

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