Posts tagged "Chicago crime"

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 District 12 Sees Rise In Assault And Battery After Years Of Decline

Chicago's District 12 Sees Rise In Assault And Battery After Years Of Decline
About 3 weeks ago I posted on the shortfalls in police staffing of the recently combined districts 12 and 13 in Chicago. Since I’ve also recently been collecting and analyzing aggravated assault and battery data I decided to check the long term trend in these heinous crimes in these combined districts to see if 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 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 »
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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 »

Shortfalls In Police Staffing In Chicago's District 12 - Sign The Petition

Shortfalls In Police Staffing In Chicago's District 12 - Sign The Petition
Yeah, I’ve got a vested interest in this story since I live in East Village, which is part of Chicago’s 12th police district. A couple of years ago the Chicago police department merged the 12th and 13th police districts in an effort to reduce costs. I’m not sure where the savings were supposed to come... Read more »

Chicago Crime: Where The Criminals Live And Home Prices

Chicago Crime: Where The Criminals Live And Home Prices
About once a year (usually during the peak crime season) I do a couple of blog posts on Chicago crime and which neighborhoods are the most dangerous. My last one was in July: Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery. These posts focus on where most of the crimes occur and I’ve often noted the... Read more »
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Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods For The Money

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods For The Money
In one of my recent blog posts about Chicago crime someone asked me if I had looked at the data in relation to home prices. I think we all know intuitively what the answer is but I decided to actually do a quantitative analysis to see if any neighborhoods stuck out in terms of being... Read more »