Category Archives: Data

Three months in, 2017 outlook still grim

One quarter of the way through 2017, Chicago’s murder and shooting rates are slowing down. Last year was record-breaking in all the wrong ways for the city’s violent crime statistics, and through today homicide is down around nine percent and … Continue reading

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Chicago’s bad habit of being a negative outlier

Last week, I wrote about some of the trends in the CPD’s policing and the room for improvement there. The system isn’t perfect, not even close, and problems in any community will build up in situations like that. Chicago’s biggest … Continue reading

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Urban violence is spiking across America, not just in Chicago

While the recent rise in Chicago’s violence has been the main topic of this blog, it’s far from the only American city that has seen spikes in crime over the past several years. The FBI has recently reported jumps in … Continue reading

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Following the news on Twitter

Up-to-date news stories and websites dedicated to Chicago’s violence are useful resources for tracking shootings in the city and the stories of people around them, but social media is also useful for keeping up with that sort of news and … Continue reading

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29 shot in 24 hours

Retired carpenter erects 40 crosses in Englewood lot for each shooting victim so far in 2017 @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/AF4g5SYaaB — Dana Rebik (@DanaRebikWGN) January 23, 2017 Coming off the heels of Chicago’s most deadly year since 1996 (783 dead and 4,368 … Continue reading

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