Saturday, June 07, 2014

NOW, THE HARD PART: Robberies Down 42% Compared To 2013 As Peak Season Kicks In

Source: City of Chicago Data Portal*
After three consecutive years of record-high robbery reports, the three police beats that cover Wrigleyville and Boystown are off to a solid start this year.

The beats have seen a combined 41 robberies through May 31. The beats had more than 70 robberies during the first five months of 2013, 2012, and 2011.

This year has recorded the third-lowest robbery tally since 2001 according to the city's Data Portal.

Now, here comes the hard part: Keeping control of the neighborhood during the summer months.

Our shorthanded officers will be tied up more often in the next few months, leaving fewer officers (if any) to respond to 911 calls in a timely manner.

Proactive tactics that kept robbery activity low so far this year—things such as street stops and alley patrols—may be scuttled as officers find themselves occupied with other matters.

June, July, and August of 2012 and 2013 were the six worst months for robberies in our neighborhood since 2001. If the district leadership and, of course, officers on the street can find a way to turn the tide over the next 12 weeks, we may be on to something in the robbery department.

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* Regarding Historical Robbery Statistics For Police Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925: The Chicago Police Department changed the borders of our district's police beats in March 2012.

The current outside borders of beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 are Belmont, Southport, Irving Park Road, and Lake Michigan. The beats are divided down the middle of those streets with the inside portion of the "box" being in 1923, 1924, and 1925. In order to maintain accurate year-to-year historical comparisons, CWB includes robberies that occur on both sides of those streets in this data set because it is impossible to know which side of the street crimes took place on before the re-map. As a result, CWB's stats for these beats may vary slightly from officials statistics.

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11 comments:

  1. How much of that is attributable to the rough winter in 1st QTR ?

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    1. It's difficult to say. January 2013 was an abnormally bad January for robberies in the area.

      So far this year, January, February, and May have fewer robberies than the same months last year. March and April 2014 had more than last year.

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  2. Rahmy will make sure the stats stay low so that Tony isn't a threat to him with the election next year.

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  3. Alley patrols are necessary because the vagrants have taken them over. They put up cardboard, smoke and drink the day away. The police need to be patrolling down these "dark corridors".

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  4. Given all the now known and reported manipulation / changes / under-reporting of crimes, can this "drop" be relied upon as a good number?

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  5. It serves the CPD interests well to NOT patrol the alleys. Then they can blame the victim, do nothing, and say people could just avoid alleys to stay out of trouble as they (such as the 19th Commander) intimate that most crime occurs back there.

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    1. Boy with that attitude I'm sure the cops just are falling over themselves to help you... Blame, bitch, and bloviate but offer no real help to the situation.

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    2. It was none other than the 19 district commander who LIED at CAP meetings that most of these incidents occur in alley's when in fact most occur on sidewalks.

      My attitude is irrelevant and it is not MY job to help the situation. Wake up an smell the coffee that your neighborhood is out of control and beyond redemption, worse than Detroit and Newark in many respects. You'll be reminded again on Pride Sunday when the riots break out.

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    3. Again, it's not your job to take care of your neighborhood? Pathetic... Just pathetic

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  6. you might also want to consider that the shitheads just might be wary of who is CCW and who isnt? just sayin....

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  7. Indeed, from about 10pm Sun June 29 until 5am Mon June 30, come to Boystown, specifically the areas from Belmont/Sheffield, east to Belmont/Halsted, and north to Halsted/Irving Park, and watch the shit-storm that is about to erupt. I never dreamed 2013's post-parade nighttime shenanigans would top 2012's. Now I'm convinced 2014 will probably be so bad ... well, words can't begin to describe it. But I feel safe, so safe. After all, Elias said at the May CAPS meeting that "we have plans in place" but he also said they couldn't be described. No mention of this at the June CAPS meeting, surprisingly, unless I momentarily missed something. Next CAPS meeting: July. The shit-storm will have occurred by that time.

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