Monday, September 09, 2013

DAILY TICKER: Monday, September 9, 2013

The city released details of two recent neighborhood robberies this morning:

HW432563
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 3:01AM
3500 N SHEFFIELD AVE
ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON
SIDEWALK

HW432661
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 5:00AM
900 W BELMONT AVE
ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON
STREET


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. 900 W Belmont? seriously? How amny times do we have to have crimes in the same location and at the same time?

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  2. Thanks so much for compiling this. This is insane.

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  3. Anonymous said...
    Thanks so much for compiling this. This is insane.
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    Thank you for reading, Anonymous. We love this neighborhood. Like so many of our neighbors, we want nothing more than for it to once again be a safe place, day and night.

    We can't wait for the day that we can start reporting good news and, eventually, wrap this blog up completely. Until then, we're in for the long haul and we're grateful for your support.

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