We are excited to share a wonderful interactive map that was created by Chris Skrable featuring information about crimes and arrests on CPS properties for the 2011-2012 academic year. This map only includes crimes and arrests that took place during the school day between 8 am and 5 pm. The map allows you to search by school by simply typing the name of your school in the search bar at the top right of the page. If searching for Kilmer Elementary for example, type: Kilmer Elementary, Chicago [Don't forget to include Chicago so that it can direct you to the appropriate location].
Once you find your school on the map, click on it and you will see demographic, crime, and arrest data. Importantly, the data is presented as a ratio per 100 students which allows for comparisons between schools. Finally, you can play around with the zoom feature on the map located on the left side. We thank Chris for his hard work on this terrific resource. Chris created the map as part of a GIS course taught by Dr. Mike Stiehl at Loyola University. We are excited to share the other maps created by other students in our upcoming reports about juvenile arrests in Chicago that will be published in late summer and in the fall.
You may also visit that map on the ArcGis site here.