Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CWB TICKER: October 15, 2013


The city released the following robbery information since our last Ticker update. CWB stories, if available, are linked via the case number.

Case: HW483568
Date: 07 Oct 2013 4:10PM
Block: 3300 N KENMORE AVE
Description: ROBBERY ARMED:HANDGUN
Location: SIDEWALK

Case: HW484819
Date: 08 Oct 2013 1:20AM
Block: 3400 N HALSTED ST
Description: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON
Location: SIDEWALK

Case: HW480339
Date: 05 Oct 2013 2:50AM
Block: 800 W ADDISON ST
Description: ROBBERY ATTEMPT: AGGRAVATED
Location: SIDEWALK

Case: HW485349
Date: 08 Oct 2013 8:00PM
Block: 700 W BUCKINGHAM PL
Description: ROBBERY ATTEMPT: STRONGARM-NO WEAPON
Location: ALLEY


The CWB 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.

4 comments:

  1. Question: do you have any info on someone breaking down a front door of residence in 1200 block of Wellington on a recent Monday evening? I know there was one on Racine and Wellington but heard there was another one but at 1030 in evening. I can't find it reported anywhere. Thank you!

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  2. Anonymous said...
    Question: do you have any info on someone breaking down a front door of residence in 1200 block of Wellington on a recent Monday evening? I know there was one on Racine and Wellington but heard there was another one but at 1030 in evening. I can't find it reported anywhere. Thank you!
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    Thank you, Anonymous, for caring about our neighborhood.

    Things that happen around the corner aren't usually reported on the big outlets.

    CWB doesn't have anything to offer directly on your inquiry.

    We recommend using the Chicago Police Department's online resource, ClearMap. You can type in your address and see what has been happening in your neck of the woods.

    The site defaults to certain crimes, but you can select a range of offenses, depending on the depth of knowledge that you desire.

    Here's the address:

    http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm#

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  3. You got a shout out today on the Second City Cop blog. Congrats. You are very informative.

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  4. I understand there was a break-in on 1300 or 1400 Barry in the last few nights. The residents accidentally didn't lock their door and their stuff was stolen while they slept. Again, the night after, when their door was locked, there was an attempted break-in.

    I haven't heard about the ones on 1200 Wellington or the one at Racine/Wellington. However, you could try posting on NextDoor's South Lakeview Neighbor's board. Or, on South Lakeview Neighbor's FB page to see if anyone has more information.

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