Hours of free fun tracking Chicago crime. If you’re like me and concerned about the increase in crime in your area (and that the mainstream media doesn’t always report) check out this crime database from the Chicago Police Department.
Find crime in your area – Hours of fun!
The CPD publishes weekly crime reports here. Boring. You can have hours of fun looking at Chicago Police Department Citizen Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting Map application (CLEARmap) Map of the district’s crime incidents.
You can search by address, beat, POD (Police Observation Device – cameras), School, Park, Ward or Community. NIBRS is National Incident-Based Reporting System is an incident-based reporting system used by law enforcement agencies in the US for collecting and reporting data on crimes. On the right side you can filter for crime type. Enjoy the horror!
Chicago Tribune Crime in Chicago: Explore your community
Another crime tracking source is the Chicago Tribune Crime in Chicago: Explore your community webpage. I don’t know where they pull this data from. Also I’m not sure if this is always outside of the paywall. Here.