STATS: Latest Robbery Counts Show Little Improvement

Data source: City of Chicago

CWB’s Excel expert is back in action. He’s in the process of plotting out updated charts and graphs.

He started with this one, which shows the number of robberies in the territory covered by our current police beats between January 1 and July 18 of each year.

We always provide online access to our data sets, which are sourced at the City Data Portal. Details are provided for every crime, including dates and addresses rounded to the 100 block.

The data set used to create this graph is available for your review here.

We are serious about accuracy and we want to hear about any mistakes. That’s why we post the source data. Our email address is at the top of the right column on every page.

Please note the detail at the bottom of the graphic. Since our districts were merged last year, it is not possible for us to determine which side of the beats’ border streets pre-merger crimes occurred on. We have kept everything even by including crimes reported on both sides of Irving Park Road, Southport Avenue, and Belmont Avenue in all years.

The current beat boundaries are shown below.

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