The city confirmed one more area robbery today. CWB’s original reporting is linked.
HW416849 21 Aug 02:38AM 3200 N DAYTON STRONGARM – NO WEAPON STREET
We also audited CWB’s 2013 database, removing incidents that are no longer classified as robberies and adding incidents that have been subsequently classified as such. The following changes were made to reflect publicly-available city data:
HW114329 1/12/13 4:15AM 1100 W BELMONT AVE STRONGARM – NO WEAPON ALLEY
HW401115 8/10/13 12:38 AM 037XX N PINE GROVE ATTEMPT: STRONGARM-NO WEAPON STREET
HW392602 08/04/13 7:20 AM 800 W NEWPORT ATTEMPT: STRONGARM-NO WEAPON SIDEWALK
HW393808 08/05/13 4:30 AM 900 W BELMONT STRONGARM – NO WEAPON CTA TRAIN
HW393792 08/05/13 3:15 AM 1100 W IRVING PARK ATTEMPT: STRONGARM-NO WEAPON STREET
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.