The editors at CWB should feel proud - you've performed a remarkable community service. I've lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, and had no idea the extent of the challenges until you came online. Without CWB, I would have continued in ignorant bliss until I fell victim myself.
CWB + more reliable stolen phone tracking (making them less valuable targets) has been a great combination
No openings this period for the 19th District. Where's all the coppers Tunney promised us?!
Interesting. It's funny. We received some CPD documents this week that suddenly claimed that 385 officers were assigned to the 19th district. Up more than 50 in recent weeks. Needless to say, there's more investigating to be done on that number.
The cops aren't coming via recognized vacancies. They are being reassigned to 019 from inside/desk jobs elsewhere.
The number also includes the very large amount detailed out to other units yet on paper are assigned to 19. Btw no other district has double digit # of officers detailed out
That graph indicates that the area is just as well off as the middle of the last decade, when we though everything was fine and I for one had no worries walking back to my hotel alone at midnight, or hanging out at the Belmont/Clark/Halsted corner for a 8 or 22 bus. Sorry, I don't believe that graph for a minute.
I used to walk around freely at varied hours in 2004 and on a 2006 visit, but would never dream of even visiting the area today. I don't believe the graph either. I think there's something significant the graph is not measuring.
Awesome CWB. Would you be able to expand to other beats notably 1934?
You bet. The full story will include district-wide performances. To your question, though, Beat 1934 had 25 robberies in 2015, up from 21 in 2014.
Mostly, thanks to your hard work in keeping us aware, we owe you a great amount of gratitude along with the efforts of our officers in the street. Thank you.
As you have reported many times, under reportimg is one way to get the numbers down. These numbers don't feel accurate.
Thank you for all of your hard work and keeping us informed.
Thanks! how about assaults, burglaries, etc?
Chalk up much of the drop to Compstat.
Hahaha. Sure. As long as Compstat will take the blame for the three record highs that "it" failed to address.
Shooting death near Mayor's house on Friday night was drug deal gone bad. Latin King shot and killed. Retaliatory shootings are already starting.
No not a bad drug deal. Please do not talk out of line when you do not know what the truth is
So, it was a good drug deal? I was on scene. Were you?
This graph looks pretty silly when looking at the news from last night. 3 shot, 3 stabbed, multiple robberies, God only knows what all else went on. Too afraid to go to Lakeview in the day now let alone at night. Thankful I was able to move away from there.
We certainly understand the, uh, "perception." While our immediate area--Wrigleyville and Boystown--saw great improvement over the past 2 years, the rest of the district has not been so lucky. That's where the mixed signals may be coming from. Thanks, as always, for your support.
Much more happening northwest of Clark and Addison than the 3 years I've been here...imo. 3 years ago I had to convince my landlord I was OK to go out to work alone at 8pm, now I'm afraid to walk home from Jewel after sunset, and no longer can cut through the alley in broad daylight without feeling like a sitting duck.
The more I look at it, the more the graph looks like it was derived from data engineered to make Rahmbo look good for a re-election which he only got by a run-off, just like the $5 Million bribe/hush-money paid to the McDonald family. 2011 -2013 pretty much correlates with the removal rate of cops from the 19th. Regardless of the headcount, the city has absolutely no strategy to deal with the Gangs that have moved into our area, marked their turf, and are not going to leave.