Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DAILY TICKER: Tuesday, September 17, 2013


The city released the following recent robbery data this morning:

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Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:46:00
900 W ADDISON ST
ROBBERY ARMED: OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPON
TAVERN/LIQUOR STORE



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.

9 comments:

  1. Question. I noticed robbiers from 2012 number jumped from 178 to 185. How is that possible? Thanks

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  2. 900 W ADDISON ST.

    Isn't there a Police Station near there?

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  3. If I was Mayor of this town I would hire from the ranks for the next head of the CPD.

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  4. thr doctor1963 said...
    Question. I noticed robbiers from 2012 number jumped from 178 to 185. How is that possible? Thanks
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    The graphic clearly states that the statistics are as of a certain date each year, not for the year as a whole. It is an apples-to-apples comparison of where we stood as of the same point in time each year.

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  5. The graphic clearly states that the statistics are as of a certain date each year, not for the year as a whole. It is an apples-to-apples comparison of where we stood as of the same point in time each year.
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    Well, I learned something new today! Thanks!

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  6. Few questions:

    Who's buying all these stolen cellphones so readily? I'm still in the dark ages of flip phones, but can't they be password protected or something similar?

    And, how 'bout the GPS I hear all these phones have .. is that employable by a civilian victim to track it down?

    Wouldn't pawn shops, etc. be put on notice about confirming ID/ownership before buying them?

    Is there a way to get this Broadcastify site back online for these respective districts?

    http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/6877/web/?rl=rr

    You all are doing such a great community service .. thank you!

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  7. I have heard that a lot of the phones do not actually make it to the local resale market. I saw an article on the internet that mentioned that there is a huge international black market for these phones, and that even Hezbollah (!!!) is involved.

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  8. Yes isn't the Police station just blocks away from all these robberies? Where the police come and go 24 hours a day? In this day and age you would think that an area with gays and alernative lifestyles and all the gay bars would get extra attention. We vote we put you in office, we pay taxes we spend money we held the neighborhood.

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  9. I saw an article on the internet that mentioned that there is a huge international black market for these phones, and that even Hezbollah (!!!) is involved.

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    Hezbollah~? OMG .. I shudder.

    My simple, probably naive. thought was that legit pawn shops should legally have to ID and source the cell phones brought in for sale by the thugs before buying them, but this concept is an entirely different and horrible prospect.

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