Friday, November 29, 2013

CWB TICKER: November 29, 2013


This month's to-date robberies are below 2012 and 2008 numbers as of November 20th according to city records.

Two alleged robberies with handguns in Wrigleyville this month have gone unrecorded on "official records." (See HERE and HERE).

The city has released the following information regarding robberies in our neighborhood since the last CWB Ticker update. Our original reports of incidents are linked via the case numbers, when available.

CASE: HW529876
DATE: 11/11/2013 7:30:00 PM
BLOCK: 8XX W GRACE ST
DESCRIPTION: ROBBERY ATTEMPT: STRONGARM-NO WEAPON
LOCATION: APARTMENT

CASE: HW536313
DATE: 11/16/2013 6:15:00 PM
BLOCK: 8XX W BELMONT AVE
DESCRIPTION: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON
LOCATION: OTHER

CASE: HW537588
DATE: 11/17/2013 10:40:00 PM
BLOCK: 13XX W WAVELAND AVE
DESCRIPTION: ROBBERY ATTEMPT: STRONGARM-NO WEAPON
LOCATION: SIDEWALK

CASE: HW541217
DATE: 11/20/2013  3:46:00 PM
BLOCK: 3500 N BROADWAY
DESCRIPTION: ROBBERY STRONGARM - NO WEAPON
LOCATION: BANK


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.

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