Tuesday, September 03, 2013

DAILY TICKER: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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.


  1. Summer is over. I wonder if we will see some bars close...

  2. Why would bars close?

  3. All I know is on Halsted a certain bar tender was saying it's slow over the weekend a lot people must be out of town. I am sure some people were but a lot of people are avoided Boystown with all the crime. They are going to Andersonville instead.

  4. Andersonville? It has one gay bar and that one is always empty. Stop making up things.

  5. I can name three in aville. Marys is the only one that has customers. Our business was slow the past couple of weekends, it doesnt help to have rent due on a holiday weekend.

  6. Anonymous said...
    Andersonville? It has one gay bar and that one is always empty. Stop making up things.
    You must be a certain bar owner, bartender or Tom Tunney on Halsted. The truth hurts doesn't it that people are going to other neighborhoods not just Andersonville instead of Boystown. And I might add as a gay person I don't need to go to so called gay bars to find gay people. In fact a lot of my gay friends work in so called straight bars that are welcoming to all diversity. Who needs a gay bar today when there are other ways to meet and most younger people don't care if your gay or straight. They are in much safer destinations.