Saturday, November 02, 2013

CWB TICKER: November 2, 2013

The city has released the following neighborhood robbery information since our last Ticker update. CWB's original stories are linked via the Case Numbers, when available.

Case Number: HW504870
Date: 10/16/2013 11:00PM
Block: 007XX W CORNELIA AVE
Location: SIDEWALK
Description: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON

Case Number: HW499952
Date: 10/20/2013
4:50AM
Block: 3700 N CLARK ST
Location: SIDEWALK
Description: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON

Case Number: HW504026
Date: 10/23/2013 9:36AM
Block: 1000 W IRVING PARK RD
Location: SIDEWALK
Description: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON

Case Number: HW504510
Date: 10/23/2013 3:58PM
Block: 800 W SHERIDAN
Location: ALLEY
Description: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON

Case Number: HW506318
Date: 10/25/2013 1:10AM
Block: 1200 W MELROSE ST
Location: SIDEWALK
Description: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON

Case Number: HW506364
Date: 10/25/2013 4:35AM
Block: 3800 N BROADWAY
Location: SIDEWALK
Description: ROBBERY ATTEMPT: AGGRAVATED

Also
CWB audited our robbery database for this update.

In the audit, we found one robbery from June that the city has classified as an aggravated battery online. Two individuals have been charged with robbery, aggravated battery, and mob action in the case. We have added that incident to the robbery count.

On the morning of June 23, 2013, two young men were stabbed with glass bottles near the Belmont Red Line station as they waited for police to assist with two phone thieves that they were detaining. The district was in Radio Assignment Pending status at the time and no officers were ever in route to assist. During the wait, a crowd gathered and attacked the men.

Case Number: HW331319
Date: 6/23/2013 5:10AM
Block: 032XX N SHEFFIELD AVE
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.

3 comments:

  1. These reports need to include those that were beaten bloody. I know of one listed above where that was the case.

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    1. Most robbery victims in our neighborhood are beaten during the crime. Robberies in which a victim is beaten with hands and/or kicked are classified as strongarm robbery - no weapon.

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    2. I'm not a lawyer but they need to be classified as violent assault sd well so people know the truth about what's going in around there because the people I know that live on the same street sure as hell don't.

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