The map on the left highlights the total numbers of juvenile (17 and under) arrests on CPS properties by district in 2010. We thank our friend Dan Cooper from the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice at the Adler School for creating the map for us. You can download a PDF version of this map here.
The maps below were created by Michael Stiehl who is a GIS analyst at Northwestern University’s Mental Health Services and Public Policy program. These maps are based on a dataset that Michael created for us that captures the school-based crimes reported by the Chicago Police Department for the academic year 2010-2011. These numbers differ from the arrest numbers that were reported to us by the Chicago Police Department through our FOIA request. This is unsurprising because arrest numbers are not the same thing as the number of crimes committed. We offer these maps in order to provide more context about crime in Chicago Public Schools. The maps provide the rate of crimes in CPS schools per 100 students which is very helpful for comparison’s sake. Stay tuned next month for the release of a more detailed report about crime in Chicago Public Schools based on the dataset that Michael created for us.
The map on the right describes the crimes reported in all Chicago Public Schools in the 2010-2011 academic year. This includes high, middle, and elementary schools. It does not differentiate between charters, magnets, or neighborhood schools. Other maps will break out the different types of schools. You can download a PDF copy of the map here You can also view an interactive map created by Michael that allows you to click on individual schools to learn about the crimes per capita on or near Chicago Public Schools in the 2010-2011 school year. Click here for the map.
Here are other maps created by Michael Stiehl that describe crimes reported in Chicago Public Schools in the 2010-2011 academic year:
All of the maps below are in PDF format.