Posts in category "Chicago information"

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery
This is my final post in my 2017 series on Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods. The previous two posts focused first on Chicago’s murders and then on the shootings. Each of those represent a fairly narrow definition of “safe” and “dangerous”. In an attempt to broaden the perspective a bit this post looks at... Read more »

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Based On Shootings

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Based On Shootings
Last week I posted on Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods based on the murder rate. Although that’s a pretty popular way for people to make a determination of a neighborhood’s relative safety it’s actually a pretty narrow definition. A lot of bad things an happen to people without them getting murdered. For instance, they... Read more »

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate
It’s that time of year again when tempers and temperatures flare in unison, resulting in the untimely demise of hundreds of people. Everyone already knows that Chicago’s murder rate has skyrocketed in the last year or two so people want to know which are Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods. I’m going to look at... Read more »
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Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery
An updated version of this post is available here with data through June 2017: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery Last week I analyzed homicides in Chicago, ranking community areas by their homicide rates as one measure of which are Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods. However, the vast majority of Chicago’s... Read more »

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Homicide Rates

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Homicide Rates
There is an updated version of this post with data through June 2017 here: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate As promised last week I looked at the Chicago homicide data for the 12 months ending in June by community area (technically not the same thing as neighborhoods but some people call... Read more »

Chicago Homicide Rate Hit 16 Year High In June

Chicago Homicide Rate Hit 16 Year High In June
I’m working on my annual analysis of Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods, starting with homicides, and I decided to look at the homicide trend going back to 2001 (that’s where Chicago’s crime data portal starts). I had heard that Chicago’s homicide rate was up substantially this year but hearing that and seeing the actual... Read more »
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The McCormick Row House District: Lincoln Park's Secret Enclave

The McCormick Row House District: Lincoln Park's Secret Enclave
You’ve probably driven right past the McCormick Row House District in Lincoln Park numerous times and never even realized that it was there. That’s because it is extremely well hidden, mostly within the confines of the DePaul campus, although one edge borders on Fullerton. As you can see in the satellite image below the district... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Looking To Increase Chicago Property Taxes 11.3%

Rahm Emanuel Looking To Increase Chicago Property Taxes 11.3%
You probably heard today that Rahm Emanuel is looking to increase Chicago property taxes by $500 MM. As the Chicago Tribune reported this is the largest property tax increase in modern history. I’m not sure the city has any other choice right now, given the consequences of past profligate city spending. What has not been... Read more »

Chicago's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery

Chicago's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery
An updated version of this post is available here with data through June 2017: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery Last week I looked at Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods for murder but of course a lot of bad things can happen to you in Chicago just short of getting killed. In addition... Read more »
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Chicago Murders: The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

Chicago Murders: The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods
There is an updated version of this post with data through June 2017 here: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate I first looked at Chicago murders a couple of years ago and have been meaning to update it since. That first blog post is actually good reading for all the necessary caveats... Read more »