Monday, May 22, 2006

Shootings up Again?

Earlier this month, we speculated that homicides and shootings were on the way up. A reader pointed out that the homicide rate was actually under last years total by a little bit, but we don't recall if Aggravated Batteries were determined to be higher than last year. Judging by the Sunday paper, we'd surmise that Agg Batts were up, and up quite a bit:
We aren't sure if this is (A) a continuation of "If it Bleeds, it Leads" type reporting from the Sun Times (B) proof positive that Agg Batts are up and we are on the cusp of a really hot summer, or (C) more effort by the media to make people THINK crime is up by publishing every single incident that occurs, no matter how serious or not.

Judging from these headlines, is just about all gangbangers and drunks harming each other. But it lends credence to the illusion that crime is up, rather than down - at least locally.

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im first ben-dejos viva la marcha cabrones.Los hombres de valor nunca mueren.stay safe.

5/22/2006 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi SCC, I used to be in a position where I tracked this stuff at work every day using the CAD system. As far as I know, nobody had a problem with me doing it and I did it for years from the time the system was implemented. That said, its been a few years since I'm out, but try this for a good guesstimate of whats happening over the weekend.

Basically, run an EQ with "041a" in the disposition types for whatever time period you are looking for (weekend or whatever) and with NO geographic boundaries. 90% of homicides at the time were given an 041a code by the dispatchers in order to generate an RD number which was necessary for notifications.

Of course, you could also run a "0110" to catch anything that was a homicide right off the bat.

Finally, the Monday morning trib Metro-Chicago (not the various suburban options) oftentime has a rundown of Chicago shootings over the weekend.

Don't ask why, but I used to spend days of free time running queries for all types of stuff. This was the best way to get a summary of bona-fide incidents which resulted in RD numbers.

5/22/2006 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic
Stolz,
ein zutreffender b~urger zusein.
Gog segnen Amerika! Stay Safe.

5/22/2006 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every Cop in the city ..........going to look like Shyt!, after the truth about Burge and company hit the fan!!!!

5/22/2006 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Join the NRA only $35 and help protect the freedoms of honest Americans!

5/22/2006 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous guns said...

NRA good thought!

5/22/2006 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least COP shootings are up where police are shooting at and even hitting the offender. Thats real GOOD NEWS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO USE YOUR GUNS.

5/22/2006 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AREA 2 FEMALE DETECTIVES, YOU ARE OK IN MY BOOK!!!!!

5/22/2006 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE AREA 2 GUN GUYS. SO CUTE.

5/22/2006 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see the sgt list??

5/22/2006 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not giving back my Crime Reduction Ribbon!!!

5/22/2006 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC Yoohoo, where is the marvelous post on the Sopranos from last nite? Surprised it is not on post yet. That episode was the best one of the season. Hell, two...count them two whackings and Tony getting a blowjob in his car by that gorgeous blonde was someting else. Bing,boom and ba da bang! The facial expressions at first of Tony made the viewer think he was sick but SHE was just a good cocksucker, like BJ.

5/22/2006 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea, but BJ aren't her real initials. she does a lot of cops though. shes a player.

5/22/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

few days ago women found shot to death in alley at 300 s. Sacramento in 011, why isnt that on list?

5/22/2006 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that BJ works as a dic, now and did a guy from 12. he TOLD me. and TOLD others and OTHERS.

5/22/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ is an area 3 dick.

5/22/2006 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we going to have to give those dumbass crime reduction awards back now that crime is up again?

5/22/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame?

5/22/2006 05:35:00 PM  
Blogger Englewood Ranger said...

if you recall more than a few threads back i told you all that the "shits gonna hit the fan this summer". so strap it down boys and girls.

5/22/2006 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger Englewood Ranger said...

...and with all of these "operation this & operation that" the power vaccum it creates is going to be even wilder than ever before, and watch out because a lot of these gangs are putting bounties on coppers heads... and i dont get it, the other day im reading a quote from some rocket scientist from narcotics (a sgt. mind you) telling how they got the dope boys to buy from them (the dirty finger nails story if you read it), thats like being the jump out boys and burnin the "c" car to catch a few one baggers! STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES i always say. if you figured out a way to fool the goofs out there dont blab to the media about how youve been doing it. DUMBASS!

5/22/2006 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know anything in 011 late Saturday where a large crowd began pelting two officers with rocks/bottles, et cetera? Officers from adjoining districts came in and kicked ass and put the silverbacks in their place from what I hear

5/22/2006 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for the last two months its been contempt of cop in 011.however their all from the southside so its gonna take awhile till they learn its not the southside their at

5/22/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous shaniqua silverback said...

say what?

5/22/2006 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 more shot in 010 tonight, includinga pregnant lady. Where's my crime reduction ribbon?

5/22/2006 09:48:00 PM  

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