Posts tagged "Chicago crime"

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 »

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 »

Chicago's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery

Chicago's 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 to getting killed, it’s those other bad things that people worry about when they are trying to decide if a neighborhood is safe... Read more »
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Chicago Murders: The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

Chicago Murders: The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods
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 and nuances that go with any sort of data like this: Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous. As I explained in that... Read more »

Chicago Crime Rate: There Really Has Been A Dramatic Decline

Chicago Crime Rate: There Really Has Been A Dramatic Decline
Every so often I like to take a look at crime statistics since home buyers often are very concerned about the Chicago crime rate in deciding where to live – Chicago vs. the suburbs and one neighborhood vs. another. There is a Chicago crime data portal that anyone can use to take a look at... Read more »

Assault And Battery In Chicago - The Rest Of The Story

Assault And Battery In Chicago - The Rest Of The Story
About a week ago I posted on the most dangerous Chicago neighborhoods for assault and battery as a means of providing some useful data for people trying to determine which neighborhoods were safe. But the data I pulled is chock full of a lot of other interesting information about the nature of aggravated assault and... Read more »
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Violent Crime In Chicago: The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods For Assault And Battery

Violent Crime In Chicago: The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods For Assault And Battery
I kicked off my series on Chicago’s dangerous neighborhoods with a focus on murder, which is probably most people’s top concern since most people would agree that the consequences are a bit more serious than getting your iPhone snatched. However, the next concern that people would have in selecting a neighborhood to live in would... Read more »

A Closer Look At Murder In Chicago

A Closer Look At Murder In Chicago
As a follow up to my last post on where people get murdered in Chicago I decided to share a bit more information on the Chicago murder scene. The data set is a real gold mine of information and it actually provides a few insights into how to avoid getting killed here. When People Get... Read more »

Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?

Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?
People looking to buy a home in Chicago frequently want to know whether or not a particular neighborhood is “safe” or “dangerous”. Unfortunately, there are a whole host of problems with coming up with an answer to that question. At the highest level it’s a question that has a highly subjective answer. For starters, which... Read more »
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Trulia's New Crime Maps Don't Really Help Identify "Safe" Neighborhoods

Initially I got really excited when I heard about Trulia launching crime maps yesterday. If during your home search you’ve ever tried researching the crime in your prospective neighborhood you’ve probably encountered a great deal of frustration. The reason is that the data has never been easy to look at or interpret. It’s often so... Read more »