The city has confirmed four new robberies from last Friday and Saturday. Original CWB reports are linked, if available.
HW411123 • 17 Aug 12:57AM • 800 W CORNELIA • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • SIDEWALK
HW411160 • 17 Aug 1:45AM • 3300 N HALSTED • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • BAR OR TAVERN
HW409798 • 16 Aug 4:00AM • 3700 N CLARK • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • SIDEWALK
HW409721 • 16 Aug 12:15AM • 3400 N HALSTED • ROBBERY STRONGARM NO WEAPON • SIDEWALK
Ranking for robberies over the past 365 days moves up from #4 to #3(tie)
Ranking for violent crime over the past 90 days moves up from #2 to #1 (tie)
As we’ve often said, our problem did not spring up overnight. It has built and built over several years. Simply comparing this year to last year misses the huge increase that we saw in 2011 and 2012. The dashboard shows the bigger picture.
Our source is the city itself, with robbery data taken from the City of Chicago Data Portal. In the event of an outage or update failure at the data portal, information is obtained from the Chicago Police Department web site. The city quarantines crime data for at least 7 days.
The complete list of 2013 robberies is here.
The complete list of 2012 robberies is here.
The complete list of 2008 robberies is here.
The complete list of 2003 robberies is here.
Beat ranking information is from the Chicago Police Department web site.
Our standard statement regarding historical data applies:
The city quarantines crime data for at least 7 days.
The CPD realigned our area’s police beats in March 2012. The lines that divide Chicago police beats literally run down the middle of their shared streets and it is not possible to know with certainty which side of a street crimes were reported on before March 4, 2012. In order to maintain consistency across all years, we have included all robberies that were reported on both sides of the border streets (Irving Park Road, Southport Avenue, and Belmont Avenue) in our calculations. As a result, our post-March 4, 2012, stats may vary slightly from official records.