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How to Use

The following datasets  show various aspects of police operations.  They  are visualized as maps, charts, and graphs and a description of the data  and what it means.

The data is anonymized, incident-level and able to be aggregated to show change over time or a heat map of the areas of highest activity.

Scroll below to view the visualizations and click on "View the data" to see a data table on Open Evanston

Police Activity

View a map of police activity from the last 365 days.

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The chart shows top 10 types of police activity by type as recorded in CAD (computer-aided dispatch system)

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Arrests, Field Contacts, Victims, Offender

Arrests

View a map of arrests in Evanston from the past 365 days. Locations are anonymized and show the 100 block. View the data

 

Field Contact Cards

The data shows contact cards divided between those where enforcement included a pat down. "Yes" indicates a pat down occurred and "No" indicates it did not. The dataset is for three calendar years, including year to date.  View the data

 

Field Contact Cards' Pat Downs Categorized by Race

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Victims of Crime in Evanston

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Criminal Offenders in Evanston

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Traffic Stops, Citations, Traffic Crashes

Traffic Stops

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Citations

Citations issued by officers during their tour of duty, excluding parking citations.

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Traffic Crashes

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Weapons Recovered
Commendations and Complaints

Commendations

The number of letters, e-mails and telephone messages received from the community and highlighting officers’ efforts.

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Complaints

Number of complaints against Department Members—and the disposition of those complaints.

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FOIA Requests Processed

Number of Freedom of Information Act requests processed each month, compared over a 3 year period.

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Use of Force

A break down by type of force utilized. Note, however, that several types of force may be used in a single incident, e.g., the officer may have used a weaponless impact and also deployed a taser.

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Part I Crimes

Part I Crimes Reported to the F.B.I. by the Evanston Police Department

Month Murder

Criminal Sexual Assault

Robbery Agg. Battery/ Assault Burglary Theft Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Crime Index by Month
Jan. 2017 0 0 0 2 27 96 6 0 131
Jan. 2018 0 0 4 8 14 75 3 0 104

Feb. 2017 0 0 0 5 34 71 6 0 116
Feb. 2018 1 1 7 3 15 70 1 0 98

Mar. 2017 0 0 2 5 25 109 3 1 145
Mar. 2018 0 0 4 9 28 105 7 0 153

Apr. 2017 0 0 0 1 25 97 5 0 128
Apr. 2018 0 0 0 8 13 87 4 1 113

May 2017 0 1 3 10 33 112 3 1 163
May 2018 0 0 6 12 15 103 5 1 142

June 2017 0 1 4 14 36 170 5 3 233
June 2018 0 1 4 5 20 100 7 0 137

July 2017 0 0 2 7 21 138 4 3 175
July 2018 0 0 3 9 35 151 9 2 209

Aug 2017 1 0 8 2 34 186 13 0 244
Aug 2018 0 0 7 7 24 166 4 0 208
 
 Sep 2017  0  8 8  11 152   2  0 181 
Sep 2018   0  1  2  9 43  148   6  0 209 
 
 Oct 2017  0  1  7  7  16  127  5  0  163
Oct 2018   0  2  5 24  142  1  0  176
 
Nov 2017   0  0  10 15   86  6 119 
 Nov 2018  1  0  6  21  95  1  133
 
 Dec 2017  0  0  4  7 78   0  101
Dec 2018   1  0  3 2  37  115  4  1  163

Total 2017 1 3 40 78 284 1422 63 8 1899
Total 2018 3 6 47 84 289 1358 55 6 1848

Difference 2 3 7 6 5 -64 -8 -2 -51

Percentage Change

200.0% 100.00% 17.5% 7.7% 1.8% -4.5% -12.7% -25.0% -2.7%

Caution:  Using percentages to express change between very small numbers is often misleading (such as, from 1 to 2 is +100%).

**** The percent change from zero to a number is not calculable, and a percent change when there is zero difference is not meaningful.

The above part I crime statistics listed are sometimes adjusted throughout the year due to re-classifications after being investigated or reports filed at a later date by a victim on a monthly basis.