Center Square Area Crime Up Six Percent From 2011

By Sam Charles | Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chicago Police car in Center Square. Credit: Mike Fourcher

Though the year is not quite over, Center Square Journal’s coverage area has seen more than 200 additional reported crimes in 2012 than it did in 2011, according to statistics from the city’s data portal.

In 2011, the five beats that compose CSJ’s coverage area–1713, 1911, 1922, 2021 and 2032–reported 3,134 incidents. In 2012, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 18–the most recently available data–there were 3,342 reports of crime.

Though not all crime was up, those that did rise over the year included: Theft, battery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, deceptive practice, assault and robbery.

Along with more crime, 2012 also saw fewer arrests, 605, compared to the previous year, 651.

Across the city, reported crime is down from 350,357 incidents in 2011 to 322,210 this year.



Graphic by Sam Charles

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