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13 Jan 2019
13 Jan 19-Community Alert-Residential Burglaries P19-N-011(CA)-NP

This alert gives notice to residents in the 25th District (Grand Central) of recent residential burglaries that have occurred on beat 2511. In these incidents, an offender(s) made forcible entry into the residence, primarily through a rear door or window.  After entering the residences, the unknown offender(s) stole property from within.

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7 Jan 2019
07 Jan 19 - 25th District Armed Robberies P19-N-006(CA)-NP

This alert gives notice to the residents of the 25th District (Grand Central), of recent armed robberies. In these incidents, one to three unknown offenders exited a small silver/grey vehicle (possibly Nissan), approached the victim and announced a robbery, all while armed with a handgun. The offender(s) proceeded to take the victim’s personal belongings.

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31 Dec 2018

December/2018 Year End Crime Summary

Two years of consecutive declines in gun violence

The Chicago Police Department brought 2018 to a close with another consecutive monthly decline in robberies, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts, and experienced continued reductions in crime throughout 2018 with fewer murders, shootings, robberies, burglaries and vehicle thefts than in 2017.

Progress and partnership were key themes reflecting the Department’s efforts toward a safer Chicago this year. The ongoing reductions in violent crime were achieved in large part due to strengthened community partnerships, investments in data-driven policing and the creation of strategic decision support centers in 20 of the city’s 22 police districts. These nerve centers harness the power of gunshot detection technology that with integrated crime cameras and predictive analytics to deploy officers to the right places at the right times.

2018 also saw one of the highest levels of collaboration and partnership of local and federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI, ATF, DEA and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. These reductions also came as the Department seized over 9,500 illegal guns – the most in five years – and had the highest number of federal gun prosecutions in recent history.    

Manpower within the Department also improved, as the City of Chicago achieved its goal of adding more than 1,000 new officers in just under two years.

Highlights from 2018:

  • Citywide, Chicago saw an 8-percent decline in criminal complaints in 2018, compared to 2017. This reduction is part of an ongoing trend, as crime is down 10 percent citywide since 2016.
  • Chicago saw nearly 100 fewer murders in 2018, compared to 2017. This 15-percent reduction is the greatest drop in homicides of any major American city, outpacing New York (0.37 percent drop), Los Angeles (9.2 percent drop) and Houston (6.64 percent drop).
  • Since 2016, murders have declined by 27 percent. Murders as a result of a shooting have declined 31 percent for this same period.
  • Shootings also decreased by 14 percent, and are down by 32 percent since 2016.
  • Robberies declined by 19 percent in Chicago, and fell by the same percentage over the past two years. In fact, 10 of the 22 Chicago Police Districts reported the fewest number of robberies since the year 2000.
  • Burglaries continued to fall in 2018 as well, down 10 percent compared to 2017. Burglaries have steadily posted double-digit declines for the past four years.
  • Motor vehicle thefts were also down 11 percent in 2018, compared to 2017. Over the past two years, vehicle thefts are down 10 percent.
  • Carjackings also declined 19 percent this year compared to last year. These declines come as the Chicago Police Department launched a partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and local and federal law enforcement teams to launch a Vehicular Hijacking Task Force.

PARTNERSHIPS PAVE THE WAY FOR IMPROVED PUBLIC SAFETY

The Chicago Police Department has continued to work collaboratively with local and federal agencies to improve public safety. This includes the ATF, DEA, FBI and U.S. Attorney John Lausch, who was part of a joint investigation into drug and gun trafficking in September that resulted in 20 individuals facing federal charges. This investigation focused on drug sales within the city’s Little Village neighborhood and resulted in the seizure of 445 grams of heroin, 230 grams of cocaine and $97,770 in illegal drug proceeds. The Department has never had a better relationship with the U.S. Attorney than we do today.

IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES POLICE STRATEGY

The Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSC) have been rolled out to 20 out of 22 police districts, creating technology-based nerve centers for detectives that rely on mobile technology, crime cameras and gunshot detection systems. The centers have proven to empower police officers with strategies to proactively deter crime as well as respond more quickly, which leads to improved apprehension of offenders. Other technological improvements include:

  • CPD has added more than 200 license-plate reader equipped police vehicles to its fleet, bringing the total number of these specialized vehicles to 240. The Department also has more than 126 pole-mounted license-plate readers and mobile booter vehicles used by partner agencies. This technology allows the city to match license plates against a list of stolen and wanted vehicles.
  • CPD also worked with partners within the Chicago Transit Authority to add more than 500 high-definition cameras in and around the Red, Blue and Brown line trains. This initiative is part of the CTA’s Safe & Secure program that will ultimately add 1,000 new cameras and upgrade more than 3,000 older cameras throughout the system in an effort to improve rider safety.
  • The Department is planning to provide cell phones for detectives to improve communication with victims and witnesses. This push is meant to provide investigators real-time access to police databases and tech tools, giving them a wider range of tools directly within their pockets.

MORE THAN 9,500 ILLEGAL GUNS TAKEN OFF CITY STREETS

Chicago Police officers took nine percent more guns off the streets this year than last year, giving the Department the highest number of gun seizures in the last five years. That’s more than one illegal gun seized every hour of the year. The districts with the greatest number of seizures includes the 11th (Harrison), 9th (Deering), 7th (Englewood), and the 6th (Gresham). Most of these guns are semi-automatic handguns, but nearly 200 assault-style rifles were also recovered in 2018, including AK-47 and AR-15 rifles. And while there is still work to be done, the reduction is believed to have contributed to the overall drop in shootings.

CPD WELCOMES ITS 1,000TH NEW OFFICER

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department pledged in 2016 to grow the Department by 970 sworn officers. On December 17, the Mayor and Superintendent Eddie Johnson commemorated the milestone of 1,000 new officers during a recruit welcome ceremony at the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy. This milestone comes on top of replacing officers who have retired or moved on from CPD. Thus, the total hiring over the two-year period is 2,352 new officers. As new officers have been added, another 1,241 individuals have been promoted to fill vacancies within the ranks.

PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT TAKES NEXT STEP

In November, Superintendent Johnson joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Emma Mitts, Alderman Ariel Reboyras and other business, civic and community leaders to proudly announce the next major step toward the development of a new, state-of-the-art Joint Public Safety Training Academy, as part of the city’s continued efforts to provide the best tools, technology and training for its first responders.

The recent consent decree agreement lays out a series of comprehensive and required reforms to CPD training, including recruit, in-service, and pre-service promotion training. The Chicago Police Department is required to incorporate active learning, problem solving, scenario-based training, and other adult learning techniques into its training curriculum. The City has committed to providing appropriate training facilities that offer adequate access to safe and effective training.

Construction on the 30-acre campus located in West Garfield Park is planned to begin in 2019.

FOUR LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHS PROVIDE STARK REMINDER OF THE DANGERS FACED BY CPD OFFICERS EACH DAY

Commander Paul Bauer, Officer Samuel Jimenez, Officer Conrad Gary and Officer Eduardo Marmolejo were all memorialized after giving their lives to protect the citizens of Chicago. The funeral services were attended by thousands of uniform officers both within the city and from districts far and wide who traveled to Chicago to pay their respects.

DISTRICT COLLABORATION OFFICER PILOT PROGRAM READY FOR DEBUT

A nationally recognized pilot program in New York City, the District Collaboration Officer program will debut in January in Chicago’s 25th (Grand Crossing) district. The effort is meant to give officers more time and resources to build relationships with residents and business owners within their beat. The idea is to improve collaboration, communication and conflict resolution including helping find solutions to persistent neighborhood problems. Included in the pilot program are beat officers, detectives, CAPS officers and officers assigned to the Strategic Decision Support Centers.

HISTORIC REFORM UNDERWAY

Earlier this year, CPD outlined its priorities and vision for improved training, community policing, supervision and accountability in the 2018 Next Steps For Reform.

From increasing the number promoted supervisors to ensure officers have effective field leadership, designing the District Collaboration Officer Program to improve neighborhood collaboration, communication and conflict resolution, and providing Crisis Intervention Training for officers who can provide sufficient, timely response by CIT-certified officers to calls for service involving individuals in crisis, the Department continues to partner with its officers, the City of Chicago and the general public alike to proactively initiate impactful and sustainable reforms.

CPD is also embracing the upcoming consent decree, which will also implement meaningful, long-term reform throughout the Department.

District-specific highlights:

– District 3 (Grand Crossing). Overall crime within the district declined by 19 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Overall crime is also down by 19 percent for the two year period beginning in 2016. Shootings were also down by 20 percent in this district in 2018 compared to 2017.

– District 4 (South Chicago). Shootings were down 33 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, and were down 30 percent over the past two years.

– District 8 (Chicago Lawn). Murders were down by 28 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Murders within the district were also down by 46 percent over the two year period beginning in 2016. Shootings were also down by 26 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 and were down 39 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016.

– District 9 (Deering). Murders were down 41 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Murders within the district were also down by 51 percent over the two year period beginning in 2016. Shootings in the district were also down 20 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district declined by 44 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016.

– District 10 (Ogden). Murders were down 27 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Murders within the district were also down by 35 percent over the two year period beginning in 2016. Shootings in the district were also down 29 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district declined by 40 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016.

– District 12 (Near West). Overall crime in the district was down 12 percent in 2018, compared to 2017. Murders were also down by 48 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Murders within the district were down by 52 percent over the two year period beginning in 2016. Shootings in the district were also down 26 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district declined by 35 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016.

– District 14 (Shakespeare). Overall crime within the district declined by 19 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.

– District 15 (Austin). Shootings in the district were down 28 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district declined by 42 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016.

– District 18 (Near North). Vehicular hijackings in the district were down 37 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.

– District 19 (Town Hall). Robberies in the district were down 19 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Robberies in the district also declined by 24 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016. Shootings in the district were down 21 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district further declined by 57 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016.

– District 20 (Foster). Shootings in the district were down 10 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district further declined by 47 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016, and shootings declined by 50 percent over the three-year period beginning in 2015.

– District 22 (Morgan Park). Overall crime within the district declined by 11 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.

Murders were down 36 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Murders within the district were also down by 36 percent over the two year period beginning in 2016, and murders declined by 27 percent over the three-year period beginning in 2015.

Shootings in the district were down 18 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district further declined by 32 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016, and shootings declined by 20 percent over the three-year period beginning in 2015.

– District 25 (Grand Central). Overall crime within the district declined by 23 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. This is the greatest one year decline of any district throughout the city.

Murders were also down 29 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Murders within the district were further down by 31 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016, and murders declined by 22 percent over the three-year period beginning in 2015.

Shootings in the district were down 36 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Shootings in the district further declined by 38 percent over the two-year period beginning in 2016, and shootings declined by 20 percent over the three-year period beginning in 2015.

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7 Dec 2018

07 DEC 18- 025th District Comunity Alert Residental Burglaries (P18-N-306(CA))
This alert gives notice to the residents of the 25th District (Grand Central) of several recent residential burglaries that have occurred. In these incidents, the offender forcibly entered the residences by forcing the rear door open. In these incidents the offender encountered the resident and fled. In one of these incidents the offender was successful and removed jewelry, and money from the residences.

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29 Nov 2018

29 Nov 18 - Attempt Child Luring 25th District
On November 29, 2018, at approximately 2:50 p.m., the female juvenile was walking home from school in the 4100 block of W. Palmer. A passenger of a nearby parked vehicle whistled to the minor and motioned with his finger for the minor to come to him.  The minor ignored the subject and continued to walk away as the passenger again whistled to the minor and again motioned with his finger for the minor to come to him.  The minor again ignored the subject and continued to walk away.

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16 Nov 2018
16 Nov 18 18-CWP-009(BA) Business Alert 14th,17th,18th,19th and 25th District NP

This alert gives notice to recent Armed and Strong Armed Robberies of convenience stores that have occurred within the boundaries of the 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 25th Districts.  While all convenience stores could be a possible target, the ones mentioned in these incidents are 7-11 stores.  In these incidents at least two of the offenders approached the clerk, grabbed and forced him/her to open the cash register. In one incident the offenders displayed handguns.  The other offenders either entered the stores and stole merchandise or stood watch at the store entrance.  The offenders took an unknown amount of US currency from the cash registers, as well as, other items throughout the store.

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14 Nov 2018
14 Nov 18 - P18-N-294(CA) Community Alert - Residential Burglaries 25th District (Grand Central) ---NP

This alert gives notice to residents in the 25th District (Grand Central) of recent residential burglaries that have occurred on beat 2524. In these incidents, an unknown offender(s) made forcible entry into the residences through a side window.  After entering the residences, the unknown offender (s) took property and an unknown amount of US currency.

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9 Nov 2018
9-Nov-18 Business Alert - Strong Arm Robberies 14th District (Shakespeare) and 25th District (Grand Central) NP

This alert gives notice to the businesses in the 14th District (Shakespeare) and 25th District (Grand Central), of recent strong arm robberies that have occurred on beats 1412 and 2523. In these incidents, an unknown offender entered the businesses and acted as if he was going to purchase an item. After the employee opened the cash register, the offender proceeded to take money from the cash register. In both of the listed incidents, the offender struggled with the employee and the offender was ultimately able to take an unknown amount of US currency from the cash register.

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8 Nov 2018
08 Nov 18 Community Alert - Robberies 16th District (Jefferson Park) and 25th District (Grand Central) NP

This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 16th and 25th District of recent robberies that have occurred. In some incidents, the offender approached the victims from behind and snatched their cellphone and/or purse. In other incidents, the offender struck the victims and then forcibly took their cellphone and/or purse from their grip. In one incident the offender displayed a handgun to commit the robbery.

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29 Oct 2018
29 Oct 18 - Community Alert - Seeking To Identify in Homicide 25th District (Grand Central)- NP

Area North Detectives are seeking to locate the above Nissan Rogue bearing an unknown Illinois license plate in connection with the homicide that occurred on October 25, 2018 at 6:40 a.m., in the 4100 block of W. Diversey under RD# JB-489160. The Nissan Rogue has tinted windows and is missing a front license plate.

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