Sunday, August 20, 2006

Violent Crime Down

  • Police say violent crime and burglaries are down, but motor vehicle thefts and arson are up in Chicago so far this year. Through the end of July, sexual assaults were down six-point-six percent from the same period a year ago. Aggravated assault is down four-point-two percent and burglaries are down three-and-a-half percent.

    Meanwhile, motor vehicle thefts have jumped by four-and-a-half percent and arson is up by six-point-four percent.

    Police say the number of homicides is about the same as last year.

Well, they aren't kidding about motor vehicle thefts. The numbers are up by quite a bit more than 4.5% in some districts. But why not be specific about the number of homicides? Has it suddenly hopped upwards?

41 Comments:

Blogger leftisthebest said...

Full and equal employment and better jobs programs would drastically reduce homicide numbers. The present adminsitration (as has past administrations) would not back such programs because it takes cash from the pocket of the rich man.

8/19/2006 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, 2005 is pulling away
Per I-Clear the cases where the UCR is 0110...
2005 = 285
2006 = 260
as of 17 August

8/20/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now I know why a B&A guy showed up at our roll call to give us a review on writing arson case reports. I should have seen this coming because he basically told us that unless we have an offender in custody that gives a full confession we should make it a non criminal damage to property report.
The 1/2 hour he was at roll call was probably the longest shift that B&A clout whore has worked in years. I felt like punching him in the face after lecturing us at roll call about how to fill out reports to make his job easier and bring the arson stats down.

8/20/2006 02:10:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Lefty, unemployment is down to it's lowest in years. Lower even when your hero Bill Clinton was in charge. The full and equal employment you advocate is nothing more than communism - everyone getting the same salary regardless of skill level, seniority or any other benchmarks for rating a job's worth. And we all know where communism ended up, don't we? Your quasi-socialist policies kill jobs, kill employment and kill innovation. Go back and take a few Econ 101 course, because you obviously know nothing about how the system works.

8/20/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must have attended a different roll call. The Bomb and Arson Dick we had was more into observing and writing the details like gas cans and Heet bottles found at the scene. He also stressed preserving the scene and holding onto witnesses. In over twenty years I have never had a problem with B&A coming to a scene.

As far as the reduction of homicides goes, the C.A.P.S. program will take the credit. But all the manpower wasted on endless accountability paperwork, on meetings and useless missions can't compare with an aging population, profitable dope sales and most important of all, vastly improved emergency medical service.

8/20/2006 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we spend less time doing seat belt enforcement in a heavy traffic location and insted saturate the high vehicle theft area in our districts, we might make some impact. Better yet, since goofy seat belt enforcement is like CAPS and "here to stay", lets do seat belt enforcement in the hight vehicle theft area. That just makes too much sense, so forget it.

8/20/2006 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEFTISTHEBEST Shut up, sit down, and listen..No need for job programs, Daley is already accomplishing your desire by hiring Felons down at the DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE as part of his "second chance" program.

Most of the criminal assholes have been locked up so many times that it should be called the "unlimited chance" program!

The best part is that these gangbanger/thugs will have access to sensitive information such as COPS home addresses,social security numbers, etc.

NICE JOB DALEY!

Translation:Richard M Daley=Dick M Daley= "Dick UM DAILY"

Which he is doing to US (Police) on a daily basis!

8/20/2006 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Another escape from squadrol hatch in 12th district! The shit hits the fan...AGAIN!

8/20/2006 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site, it's like communicating with a retard. You wait half the day for a response, DUH ! SCC you'll need criminal investigations to stir within the department if there is any chance of keeping this site worth visiting. Going downhill fast.Monarchy does'nt work for public forums.

8/20/2006 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1: To Lefty. Job availability is only one part of employment. The other part is the employee willing to accept the job and work it. Most of the criminal gang bangers are going to work when they can make cash slinging dope and other criminal activities.

#2: The City will never let the TV show cops be filmed in Chicago. It would reflect very bad on the minority communities. With most of all the violent crimes being in the minority communities, there would be an uproar on how the TV show only reflected on those of color.

#3: As the old phrase goes, shit in and shit out. Stats are only as good as the information submitted. Show me any stats (good or bad) and one could prove otherwise.

My final thought:
Among all these rumors of different investigations, remember we are in the age of electronic technology. While working I wouldn't say or do anything that could do me in. A camera or a microphone could be anywhere.

My prayers and thoughts are with all of us wearing the uniform that we are safe and you each have a chance for a full and long retirement.

8/20/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

First off, dear M, Bill Clinton was not my hero, nor that of any true leftist. He was an elitist Republican in Democratic clothing.

Secondly, you say Communism like it is a bad word. True socialist programs can work if done in the proper manner. The USSR attempted to combine capitalist (for the elite) with socialist programs. That cannot work.

Finally, many of the jobs these days are in the service field. Folks at the White Hen earning $6.00 an hour, or less, with no benefits. That may be fine for a single person or student, however a family cannot be raised on that salary.

Sure, we have all kinds of low-paying jobs, but what about jobs like in the steel industry? The rich have farmed those jobs out to third world countries to have have more corporate earnings. Open your eyes buddy, lest you be left on the wrong side for the revolution.

8/20/2006 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Figures Lie and Liars Figure...
DUMP DALEY,the King of Corruption

8/20/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello fellow officers....I succeeded in doing absolutely nothing for my pay again...I want to congratulate all you gel in the hair young officers who are working your tails off. If you need me I'll be in the coffee shop reading my newspaper that is filled with indictments, controversy, and lawsuits.LMFAO Proud to be a dog-ass !!

8/20/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Special Employment starting up for the airports ? I'd like to go there and do absolutely nothing for time and a half. Dog-ass Club !

8/20/2006 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its true 11 tact is a bunch of assholes who make the rest of us look bad! drinking, showing up late, leaving early.... among other crimes! bunch of assholes I wish the feds would get them!

8/20/2006 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey lefty what suburb did you grow up in?

8/20/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woof Woof....Dog-ass here reflecting on everything I did'nt do today. No movers, parkers, cta checks, case reports....no nothing ! I did go inside the Arab store for a free juice and chips. Got lucky I bought a $2.00 scratch ticket and won $25.00. I guess I can use that to buy a benefit ticket for you working coppers when you get jammed up...woof woof !

8/20/2006 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is incredible. An idiot in Chicago throws a brick through the window of a fire truck, injures two fire fighters and he's not charged with a felony.

"Johnson was not charged with a felony because it was determined that he was merely trying to damage city property and was not targeting the firefighters".

8/20/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous fuhgeddaboudit said...

Tremayne JOHNSON (M/1/23) now in custody, charged with the murder of the ice cream man in 1800 block of S. Harding (010).

Unit 640

8/20/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Leftisbest:

Although I hardly ever agree with any of your postings, I usually can see where you are coming from and maybe why you feel as such.

But to blame the Great leader of our Country, President George W. BUSH, for any lack of employment in the inner city areas or the lack of a "Full and equal employment and better jobs programs" is a joke.

President bush has been in officer less than 6 years. If I recall correctly all those inner city crimes and problems have been there since God knows when. Even during your Bill (BJ) Clinton and Jimmy Carter years.

Why don't you face the facts? Due to your liberal friends, welfare and handouts have destroyed the minorities. Generations have gotten use to smoking a blunt and tipping a 40 oz. and will not work.

How many of those dudes that you process in Area 2 Detective Division do you think would take a full time job and keep it? Give me a break. How would the companies hiring them schedule the work week to keep, GD's away from the BD's or Vice Lords?

Tommy, you can't apply your logic and work ethic to others. You can't get high and drunk all night long and go to work in the morning. And think how many of these young males would have a negative amount on their payroll check after all their child support is taken out. You have talked to these people. I know I have. They brag about having 3,4 maybe 5 kids by different baby mommies...

Tommy, this isn't Ireland. This is the USA. A Country as diverse in racial backgrounds as work ethics.

I can't tell you how many cases I have handled as a detective myself that some company gave a 2nd chance to an inner city person only to have this same person set up a hold up in the work place or steal money or physically attack a coworker or manager or do some other crime.

To the liberals, life's problems are so easy to correct on paper. But they hardly have any real answers to the real problems. Just blame the current President for all the shit in the minority areas, like they only started the day Bush took office.

You lead a person to work but you can't make them work or fit in...buddy.

8/20/2006 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off subject but has anyone heard the rumors as to how many sgts there are going to be making the in this last class from 2002 test?

8/20/2006 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas Violence, police responded to a broken window and a gunshot.

By STEVE QUINN, Associated Press Writer
28 minutes ago



MIDLOTHIAN, Texas - Three police officers and a state trooper were shot and wounded Sunday during a standoff at an apartment complex that stemmed from a report of a broken window, officials said.

The gunman had not surrendered Sunday evening. Gunfire broke out again shortly before 8 p.m. and several officers wearing gas masks could be seen moving into the building where the gunman was holed up.

Officers were initially called to the apartment complex because of a report of a broken window in this town about 25 miles southwest of Dallas, Midlothian police said.

8/20/2006 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous speak about equal said...

How would one view Rep. Emanuel and pal words along with their possible mission of writing their Universal Plan in a book. They even used old President words for fluff, along with what they refer to as a New Patriotic call. Book titled,
The Plan. For a viewing of a good portion of the Universal Plan, and sorry, you have to surf over to slumtimes a special plus just for them aka promoters of book.

www.chicagosuntimes.com

8/20/2006 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Lefty, we are not worried about being on the wrong side in any revolution. Our side has all the guns, knows how to use them and is eager to use them. Especially on lawyers, communists and democrats.

Bring on the revolution because we could use a little target practice.

8/20/2006 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, the part everyone is leaving out is that the "ice cream man" was a gangbanger with thirty six arrests. Probably selling more than ice cream.
Thanks for keeping the board clean SCC!

8/20/2006 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the Sgt Test results going out?

8/20/2006 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off subject but has anyone heard the rumors as to how many sgts there are going to be making the in this last class from 2002 test?

Last I heard was # 360 had the last golden ticket.

8/20/2006 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

To blame everything that has happened to Bush on his watch is like attempting to blame Nietchze for everything Hitler did. Just because your not Dubya's biggest fan does not mean he is bad for the country. Bring up big oil, good ole boys, whatever, yes they have become a fucked up factor in our daily lives, but, we do live in a capitalistic society and unless you move to Timbuktoo, nothing will change. Clinton caused 9/11, Bush made sure that it hasn't happened for 5 years after the fact. For your information: I do not agree with Bush on a lot of his policies, I'm a sympathsizer of the Paul Revere Society and Michael Savage would have my vote if he runs for the presindency. Have a nice day.

8/20/2006 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secondly, you say Communism like it is a bad word........


Enough said, go fuck yourself lefty.

8/20/2006 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEFTY I love communists.. I have 5 commies on my block.... we are going to dig them up tomorrow. We want to hang them from the trees for better visual gratification.

8/20/2006 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey LEFTISBEST... if this was a communist country, you wouldn't be making 90,000 a year doing nothing at Area 2!

And the black pedestrian you ran over on the way to work... well donate your year's salary to his family....to spread the wealth around... since you took away their bacon winner.

8/20/2006 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once made made passionate love to a beautiful communist woman.
I shared my "wealth" with her. But then sent her on her way.

8/20/2006 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know about you but Im a bit tired of the same idiot asking...."off topic but anybody know when...they are making det's...sgt's...etc so-on and so-forth. Congrats on being close but quit asking on this site and direct your questions to Commander Woods. Sorry off topic but......What a joke!!!!

8/20/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous blinder said...

So now I know why a B&A guy showed up at our roll call to give us a review on writing arson case reports. I should have seen this coming because he basically told us that unless we have an offender in custody that gives a full confession we should make it a non criminal damage to property report.
The 1/2 hour he was at roll call was probably the longest shift that B&A clout whore has worked in years. I felt like punching him in the face after lecturing us at roll call about how to fill out reports to make his job easier and bring the arson stats down.

A question. Who was this detective from B/A ? Name or description please.

8/21/2006 12:52:00 AM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

Last time I had an arson, it was the CFD Batt Chief who made the call. Then the OFI guys came out, wasn't until then that B&A came out. So tell me again, how can you make an arson disappear?

8/21/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To leftisbest:

Maybe you should look at the employment stats. Employment is at aproxomately 95%. Less than five percent of the population is unemployed. There is no such thing as equal employment. BTW, retired people are unemployed.

8/21/2006 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question. Who was this detective from B/A ? Name or description please.



bald/glasses

8/21/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous The View said...

Sorry to disagree with you SCC Blogspot censors, but BUSH is good for this country? "Mission accomplished??" What a joke.
Dubya has been in over his head for the past 5+ years. And the fact that we haven't yet sustained another 911 has nothing to do with
him, but the fact that people we have in these Govt. agencies who should be about the business of developing intel are in fact, waking up, getting out of bed and doing a little of just that.

8/21/2006 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know about you but Im a bit tired of the same idiot asking...."off topic but anybody know when...they are making det's...sgt's...etc so-on and so-forth. Congrats on being close but quit asking on this site and direct your questions to Commander Woods. Sorry off topic but......What a joke!!!!

Hey Dickhead, maybe people ask on this site because the FOP and Personnel do not give you a straight answer. This blog provides an opportunity to ask a fellow officer who might know. What is wrong with that?

8/21/2006 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Is the description of the B&A detective (bald w/glasses) same as description of the woman 11:31 "made passionate love to?" I ask cuz it sounds like it coulda been V.I. Lenin!!
And regarding SEX Lenin was quoted thusly: ..."sex should be as simple and unimportant as drinking a glass of water..."

8/21/2006 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

The same bullshit over and over again...
"I can't raise a family on $6.00, $7.00, $10.00 an hour!!!"

I couldn't agree more. Nobody could.
That's why RESPONSIBLE people wait to start a family until they have a good job!

Flipping burgers and putting boxes on shelfs are jobs for highschool juniors and seniors who want to buy their first car, not mothers and fathers raising a family.
(and supervising them is a job for college students.)

"These people need JOBS!!!"

Funny, they didn't think so when they quit school. In fact, most of these people NEEDED to hang out with friends all day and night. They NEEDED to find fuck partners. They NEEDED to smoke, eat, and drink their life away.
They needed to enjoy the fruits of their labor, WITHOUT DOING ANY LABOR.
These people fucked-up. They don't need jobs, they need a clue. Saddly, they needed it years ago. Now they are too old to learn, and to young to just die.
Besides, they don't really want the jobs, just the money.

"These people have a family!"
"They have a right to have kids!!!"

Yes, and they should be forced to watch them starve.

Frankly, I believe that if the city really wanted to cut crime, they should spend money on abortion clinics, and stop dumping it into all the free money programs for the lazy assholes who never bettered themselfs.

8/22/2006 04:59:00 AM  

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