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HomeSecurityGuru.com releases comprehensive report of the most recent Chicago crime statistics for both violent crime and property crime across the city's 25 districts.

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I want to commend the efforts of the Chicago Police Department, the CTA and the community for working together to bring justice to our city.

HomeSecurityGuru.com, the web's largest and most comprehensive home security website, has just collected and analyzed the most recent Chicago crime statistics that are currently available. The data listed below includes the statistics for the first 3 quarters of 2011 for the entire geographical area of Chicago, which is made up of 25 districts.

The Chicago crime statistics report also includes a comparison to the 2010 crime rates during the same period. The comparison shows that many crimes in Chicago have decreased since last year.

Recent Chicago Crime Rates
Aggravated Assault
Jan-Sept 2011 - 3,628     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 4000
Aggravated Battery
Jan-Sept 2011 - 6,439     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 7,462
Arson
Jan-Sept 2011 - 380     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 391
Burglary
Jan-Sept 2011 - 19,503     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 19,362
Motor Vehicle Theft
Jan-Sept 2011 - 14,870     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 13,603
Murder
Jan-Sept 2011 - 314     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 345
Criminal Sexual Assault
Jan-Sept 2011 - 1,098     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 1,099
Robbery
Jan-Sept 2011 - 10,109     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 10,371
Theft
Jan-Sept 2011 - 54,222     /     Jan-Sept 2010 - 57,758

The reporting shows a downward trend in the occurrence of most crimes recorded in Chicago this year. The most notable finding is the drop in all types of violent crime, with aggravated battery seeing an impressive decline of 13.7%.

However, not all districts in the city experienced an overall drop in crime and there has been a significant increase in motor vehicle thefts. In a press release last month Mayor Rahm Emanuel lauded the use of security cameras that had recently been installed through Chicago's transit system and proved useful in helping Chicago police solve numerous crimes.“I want to commend the efforts of the Chicago Police Department, the CTA and the community for working together to bring justice to our city. This is a great example of how cameras are providing an extra level of security for our residents, and serve as an additional tool for law enforcement.”
Total crime rates increased in 6 districts. Wentworth (2nd District), Grand Crossing (3rd District), South Chicago (4th District) and Calumet (5th District) due to increases in property crimes. Foster (20th District) saw a sizeable increase in violent crimes and Monroe (12th District had an increase in both property and violent crimes.

Reports show that crimes Chicago vary greatly from one district to the next. Below is list of the districts organized by most crimes committed in 2011.

  •     Chicago Lawn (8th District)
  •     Grand Central (25th District)
  •     South Chicago (4th District)
  •     Gresham (6th District)
  •     Near North (18th District)
  •     Englewood (7th District)
  •     Grand Crossing (3rd District)
  •     Shakespeare (14th District)
  •     Deering (9th District)
  •     Harrison (11th District)
  •     Central (1st District)
  •     Calumet (5th District)
  •     Ogden (10th District)
  •     Belmont (19th District)
  •     Morgan Park (22nd District)
  •     Albany Park (17th District)
  •     Jefferson Park (16th District)
  •     Rogers Park (24th District)
  •     Austin (15th District)
  •     Wood (13th District)
  •     Monroe (12th District)
  •     Wentworth (2nd District)
  •     Prairie (21st District)
  •     Town Hall (23rd District)
  •     Foster (20th District)

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