Tag: Chicago crime

Chicago Carjackings Hit Record High

Chicago Carjackings Hit Record High
After reading about all the carjackings in Chicago and seeing people complain about them on the Wicker Park Neighborhood Watch Facebook page I got curious. Could it really be that bad? And where were the hotspots? Every year I review the statistics on aggravated assault and battery in Chicago (one type of violent crime) but... Read more »

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2021: Assault & Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2021: Assault & Battery
A couple of weeks ago I posted on where murders occur in Chicago. That’s one very crude measure that people use to determine which are Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods. However, there is a lot of other violent crime in the city that occurs with much greater frequency and it gives us a more... Read more »

Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals - 2021 Update

Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals - 2021 Update
There’s been a lot of media coverage of all the shootings and murders in Chicago lately but all too often these claims are made without presenting much in the way of data. So I always base my annual review of crime in Chicago on the numbers from the Chicago crime data portal so that we... Read more »
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Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2020: Assault & Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2020: Assault & Battery
An updated version of this post is available here with data through June 2021: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2021: Assault And 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... Read more »

Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals - 2020 Update

Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals - 2020 Update
A more current version of this post is available with Chicago murder data through June 2021. You’ve probably heard that Chicago’s murder rate is on the rise. So I decided to check just how bad it is relative to the past. Going back to January 2001 (the earliest data I have access to) it’s clear... 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 2021: Chicago’s Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2021: 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 »
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Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2019: Murders

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2019: Murders
There is an updated version of this post with data through June 2021 here: Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals – 2021 Update We get these questions all the time from potential Chicago homebuyers: Is this neighborhood safe? What are the safest neighborhoods? And then plenty of people just want to know for the heck... 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 »

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 »
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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 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 »