Near West Safety Statistics

In the near future, this page will house quarterly safety statistics for the Near West Side. The source of these stats, and what they will contain is still being worked out, but please know they are coming.

A word of advice about statistics. The crime statistics that will exist on this page will be crime rates. That means they will be in the form of number of incidents per 10,000 population. The important thing to remember about crime rates is that they are not indicative of the actual number of incidents. They are based on a per-capita calculation so that they can be compared across neighborhoods, districts, and even cities. However, comparing the crime rate of a small town to that of a large city is still not an accurate comparison, as there are many factors that influence crime and its reporting. It is always best to compare similar items, such as neighborhoods within the same district/city and/or cities and neighborhoods with similar characteristics.