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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
04:13 AM ET (US)
2014 -- Crime Incidents -- Down in July & August (Surprisingly)
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Crime Stats in posts below
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2014 Trends in Crime Incidents -- Remain Proactive!!!

Even though it may NOT feel like it, the number of crime incidents in our area are down.

In 2013, year to date, there were 627 incidents (across 24 different categories). The Top 5 categories were, in order: Theft, Miscellaneous (big catchall category of nonviolent crimes), Vandalism, Domestic Battery, Drug Use .. see chart below, August Year-to-Year).

In 2014, year to date, there were 548 incidents, a drop of 13% (in 2012, there were 674). In 2014 the Top 5 are, in order: Theft, Miscellaneous, Vandalism, Domestic Battery, Simple Battery.

With all the shooting going on around Rogers Park, Domestic Battery remains a much bigger problem, day to day.

PROBLEM BUILDINGS DRIVE CRIME
Starting early this Spring, there has been a noticeable uptick of crime incidents in what I refer to as the northwest quadrant of our beat (Jarvis to Howard, Damen to Ridge). Of the 3 shootings, 2 of occurred in this area: on Ridge (between Fargo & Birchwood), and across from 2040 W. Birchwood. I feel strongly that this uptick has been driven by incidents in and around 2040 W Birchwood, which went into foreclosure in late 2013 and, with nonexistent management, became a magnet for gangbangers (both in Chicago and Evanston). A receiver was recently appointed by the court, unfortunately, he has chosen to kick out only the people that occupied the first floor. Even more unfortunate, issues at this building are only now being addressed, which means that for some gangbangers it remains a destination as long as the building is open. (Personally, I question the soundness of the building and its units, given how frequently this building has been in foreclosure and the seeming lack of needed repairs.)

BE PROACTIVE, call 911--aggressively if necessary, keep police informed, and call city services about problem landlords and buildings. Being proactive on your block remains the NUMBER ONE way to continue to push down crime.

PARTNERSHIP with POLICE -- What helps drive down crime incidents is our partnership with the police. Police need to know that neighbors remain concerned and willing to be involved in improving the quality of life in our area .. so PLEASE attend CAPS meeting. You don't have to go every month, but try and add the monthly meeting to your schedule (see note below re: change in meeting schedule).

To continue to see declines in crime incidents, watch your block!

It takes persistence attention to your block to bring down crime incidents. The police can't reduce crime without our help .. improving neighborhoods is more than calling 911, you also need to call 311 and the alderman's office about problem buildings, graffiti, street light bulbs that need changing, trees that need trimming, etc.

Be a positive presence on your block (set up a block e-mail and phone/text tree ... stay connected with your neighbors, it's the No. 1 best crime deterrent). You and your neighbors working together are the "secret crime-fighting weapon."

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<b>Next CAPS meeting is TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014, at Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers -- this will be a meeting focusing on BEAT 2424 ONLY! .. TIME: 7pm to 8 pm ... starts on time; end on time. Going forward, we will be meeting the SECOND TUESDAY of the month. This change resulted from resident feedback, so please make time to attend. Thank you!
Edited 09-15-2014 12:30 PM
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
03:46 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2014 to 2013 (YTD--year to date; thru August) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
03:46 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. Aug. 2014 compared to Aug. 2013. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
03:45 AM ET (US)

2014 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru August). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
03:44 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2014 to 2013 (YTD--year to date; thru July) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
03:44 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. July 2014 compared to July 2013. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
03:43 AM ET (US)

2014 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru July). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
08-09-2014
12:02 PM ET (US)

Tony (kneeling) and Tim Gardening at the corner of Birchwood & Damen .. making the neighborhood a better place to live. (Photo is from 2008)
Edited 08-09-2014 12:03 PM
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2014
05:47 AM ET (US)
2014 -- Crime Incidents -- UP for Second Month, Still Down for Year
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Crime Stats in posts below
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2014 Trends in Crime Incidents -- Remain Proactive!!!

INCREASE IN ROBBERY & BATTERY & BURGLARY -- Crime incidents in the first 4 months of 2014 were in rapid decline, but started trending upward in May. That month, crime incidents increased by 7% -- as compared to May 2013. In June, crime incidents spiked, increasing 16% compared to the same month in the prior year. Year to date (YTD), crime incidents remain down by 12%. Increases in crime incidents YTD have focused on robberies and burglaries and, most recently, aggravated batteries.

MAJOR CONCERNS

Robberies, more than half of the increases occurred in the northwestern part of the beat (Howard to Jarvis, Ridge to Damen). In total numbers, there were 8 robberies in June compared to none in June 2013. YTD, the increase is 7 (17 compared to 10; which means nearly half of the robberies of the year occurred in June). Of the increase in robberites in June, half were in the northwestern quadrant. An additional 2, were on Rogers. The majority were committed late at night or early morning, though there were three in the afternoon (3pm, 4pm, and 5pm). Of those, 2 were those on Rogers: June 13 at 4pm and June 24 at 3pm in the 7300 and 7200 Rogers block, respectively.

Burglaries, though up for the year, were down in June and were flat (no increase) in May.

Batteries, like robberies, are focused in the northwestern quadrant. The increase is in aggravated batteries (not simple nor domestic). This is of concern because aggravated batteries include a weapon, usually a gun or box cutter/knife. In total number, the incidents are small, but the increase, after declines over the last two years, is of concern.

BE PROACTIVE, call 911--aggressively if necessary, keep police informed, and call city services about problem landlords and buildings. Being proactive on your block remains the NUMBER ONE way to continue to push down crime.

PARTNERSHIP with POLICE -- What helps drive down crime incidents is our partnership with the police. Police need to know that neighbors remain concerned and willing to be involved in improving the quality of life in our area .. so PLEASE attend CAPS meeting. You don't have to go every month, but try and add the monthly meeting to your schedule (see note below re: change in meeting schedule).


OTHER CONCERNS

Domestic Battery, though incidents are down, YTD, it remains one of our Top 5 crimes. For support services available in our area, please contact police and/or local communities group (www.northsidecommunityresources.org ) .. please contact them if you or someone you know needs assistance.


Graffiti -- please report all graffiti to police via http://www.caps24.org .. include address of location and a photo if possible. Also, call 311.

To continue to see declines in crime incidents, watch your block!

It takes persistence attention to your block to bring down crime incidents. The police can't reduce crime without our help .. improving neighborhoods is more than calling 911, you also need to call 311 and the alderman's office about problem buildings, graffiti, street light bulbs that need changing, trees that need trimming, etc.

Be a positive presence on your block (set up a block e-mail and phone/text tree ... stay connected with your neighbors, it's the No. 1 best crime deterrent). You and your neighbors working together are the "secret crime-fighting weapon."

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Next CAPS meeting is Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the CMSA, 7212 N. Clark -- this is a joint meeting with beats 2422 and 2423. 7pm to 8 pm ... starts on time; end on time NOTE: CAPS meeting schedule will shift back to individual beats in September, but will not be every month. More info on this, once it's finalized.
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2014
04:47 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2014 to 2013 (YTD--year to date; thru June) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2014
04:47 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. June 2014 compared to June 2013. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2014
04:46 AM ET (US)

2014 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru June). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2014
04:45 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2014 to 2013 (YTD--year to date; thru May) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2014
04:45 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. May 2014 compared to May 2013. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2014
04:44 AM ET (US)

2014 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru May). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
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Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-02-2014
05:33 PM ET (US)

July 4 "Celebrate Responsibly" Flyer -- English version
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