Tag: Chicago crime

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 »

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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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »