Category: Chicago information

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2020: Assault & Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2020: Assault & Battery
Last week I posted a summary of the Chicago neighborhoods with the highest incidence of murder over the last 12 months. However, what people really want to know is which are Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods and knowing where the murders are taking place really doesn’t help you answer that question. Although Chicago has... Read more »

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2019: Assault & Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2019: Assault & Battery
An updated version of this post is available here with data through June 2020: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2020: Assault And Battery Last week I took a look at where people got murdered in Chicago over the last 12 months in an attempt to offer a simple, albeit flawed, way to assess which... Read more »

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2018: Assault & Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2018: Assault & Battery
An updated version of this post is available here with data through June 2020: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2020: Assault And Battery Last week I attempted to provide some updated data that people could use to evaluate which are Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods. That first pass was based upon murders, which... Read more »
Advertisement:

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2018: Murders

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2018: Murders
There is an updated version of this post with data through June 2020 here: Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals – 2020 Update Every July, at the peak of Chicago’s crime season, I update my statistical summary of Chicago’s murders and other physically threatening crime. It’s my response to a common question in real estate... Read more »

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 2019: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2019: 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... 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 »
Advertisement:

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods By Murder Rate
There is an updated version of this post with data through June 2019 here: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2019: Murders 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... Read more »

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 2018: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2018: 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... 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 2018 here: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2018: Murders 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 them... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »