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CrimeAround.us allows you to filter on different crime report attributes.

Date reported

The date the crime occurred. We have reports going back to Jan 1st, 2001. Be warned, searching over multiple years may take a while to process.

Crime type

Each crime is classified as one of 30 different types, such as Assault, Narcotics, or Prostitution. For more detail, see the full definition list on the Chicago Police Department ClearPath website.

Also, for each incident, multiple offenses can be reported, but the data we get only reveals most serious offense.

We also group crime types in to violent crimes, property crimes and quality of life crimes in the same way that the Chicago Tribune does. In order to accomodate all of the other categories of crime that these three buckets do not cover, we also added an other category.

Group Crime Type Description
Violent Assault

Simple An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.

Aggravated An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender displays a weapon in a threatening manner. Placing someone in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.

Violent Battery

Simple A person commits battery if he intentionally or knowingly without legal justification and by any means, (1) causes bodily harm to an individual or (2) makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual.

Aggravated An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.

Violent Criminal sexual assault Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will or not forcibly or against the person's will in instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Violent Homicide The killing of one human being by another.
Violent Robbery The taking or attempting to take anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.
Property Arson To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.
Property Burglary The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.
Property Motor vehicle theft The theft of a motor vehicle.
Property Theft The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another person.
Quality of Life Criminal damage To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
Quality of Life Narcotics The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use.
Quality of Life Prostitution To unlawfully engage in or promote sexual activities for profit.
Other Criminal trespass
Other Deceptive practice The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or other entity in reliance upon it to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right.
Other Gambling To unlawfully bet or wager money or something else of value; assist, promote, or operate a game of chance for money or some other stake; possess or transmit wagering information; manufacture, sell, purchase, possess, or transport gambling equipment, devices, or goods; or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event or contest to gain a gambling advantage.
Other Interference with a public officer
Other Intimidation
Other Kidnapping
Other Liquor law violation The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages.
Other Non-criminal
Other Obscenity
Other Other offense
Other Other narcotic violation
Other Public indecency
Other Public peace violation
Other Ritualism
Other Sex offense
Other Stalking
Other Weapons violation The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

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Hour of day

We can group crimes by the time of day it happened. Use the slider to select the range of hours that you are interested in.

Location description

Crimes can be filtered by location description as well. This includes places like Liquor stores, CTA stations and streets.

Police beat

The Chicago Police Department divides the city in to 22 districts, which are then divided in to a number of police beats made up of several city blocks. We provide the ability to filter crime by police beat.

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