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.
ArrestsView a map of arrests in Evanston from the past 365 days. Locations are anonymized and show the 100 block. View the data
Field Contact CardsThe 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 RaceView the data
Victims of Crime in Evanston
Criminal Offenders in EvanstonView the data
Number of Freedom of Information Act requests processed each month, compared over a 3 year period.View the data
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.View the data
Part I Crimes Reported to the F.B.I. by the Evanston Police Department
Criminal Sexual Assault
|Robbery||Agg. Battery/ Assault||Burglary||Theft||Motor Vehicle Theft||Arson||Crime Index by Month|
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.