Crime Information and Statistics

Clery Act

Information about campus security programs and policies and the incidence of crime is published in conformity with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

The Clery Act, a federal law, requires universities to report statistical information regarding criminal activity on campus, as well as safety information, to the campus community. The definitions used for purposes of these reports are particular to the act and may not be consistent with those definitions used by other entities that collect crime information, such as local and campus newspapers.

The act requires universities to report statistics for the three most recent years. The 2011, 2012, and 2013 statistics, reflected in Table 1, were gathered from University of Chicago Police Department reports, Chicago Police Department reports, and from reports made by Campus Security Authorities. The University’s Campus Security Authorities for purposes of this report include: the University of Chicago Police Department, Deans of Students and their professional staffs, Deans-on-Call, Sexual Assault Deans-on-Call, academic advisers in all divisions, student organization advisers, College Housing staff, Graduate Student Housing managers, athletic coaches, and sport club advisers. Pursuant to the Clery Act, pastoral and professional counselors, when acting as such, are not considered Campus Security Authorities. Nevertheless, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform the persons they are counseling of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual crime statistics. A formal police report or investigation is not needed in order for a crime report to be included in the statistics.

For crime statistics for the Gleacher Center (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago) see Table 2. The statistics for the Gleacher Center were gathered from the Chicago Police Department and the University’s Campus Security Authorities.

The University also communicates with the local police authorities in London, Paris, Beijing, and Singapore, as well as with the University’s Campus Security Authorities, to determine whether there are any crimes reportable under the Clery Act for the centers in those locations.

For 2013, no Clery crimes were reported for the centers in London, Paris, Beijing, or Singapore from the local police, or from the University’s Campus Security Authorities. All participants in the centers in London, Paris, Beijing, and Singapore are provided with safety and security information as part of their program orientation.

The Act also requires reporting of not only arrests for liquor law, drug law, and illegal weapons violations, but also referrals for University disciplinary actions of both students and employees based on these violations (see Table 3). There were no arrests or disciplinary referrals for the Gleacher Center. There were no arrests or disciplinary referrals for the centers in London, Paris, Beijing, and Singapore in the 2013 reporting year.

The Chicago Police Department maintains a list of registered sex offenders residing in the City of Chicago, pursuant to the Sex Offender Community Notification Law (730 ILCS 152/101). This information can be located at sexoffender.chicagopolice.org. The Illinois State Police also maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, which can be found at isp.state.il.us/sor.

Crime Trends in Our Community

2013 Calendar Year

The following report, prepared by the University of Chicago Police Department, provides a statistical overview of reported violent crimes that occurred in the Hyde Park–South Kenwood community during the calendar year 2013. Violent crime includes murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault and battery. For the purpose of this report, the boundaries of Hyde Park–South Kenwood are 47th Street to 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Michigan.

Trends in Hyde Park–South Kenwood over Time

Last year marked an all-time low in violent crime numbers in the Hyde Park–South Kenwood neighborhood, with a decrease of 24 percent compared to 2012 and a decrease of 55 percent compared to 2004. Criminal sexual assaults decreased 17 percent compared to 2012 and decreased 67 percent compared to 2004. All degrees of sexual assault are included in the criminal sexual assault category. Robberies decreased 21 percent from 2012 and were down 54 percent compared to 2004. Aggravated assaults decreased 35 percent compared to 2012 and declined 54 percent compared to 2004. Burglary, a property crime, increased by 3 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 but decreased 44 percent when compared to 2004. Total property crimes increased 15 percent compared to 2012, but showed a 24 percent decrease when compared to 2004. Overall crime in Hyde Park–South Kenwood increased by 9 percent compared to 2012 due to an increase in property crimes, but decreased 29 percent compared to 2004.

Table 5 reflects crime trends in Hyde Park–South Kenwood over the past five years.

Table 1: Incidence of Crime: 2011–13

TABLE 1a Incidence of Crime: 2013

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault 0 2 1 1 4 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2 13 7 0 20 0
Manslaughter-Negligent 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 4 0 19 23 0
Robbery 0 0 0 13 13 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible 9 10 1 0 11 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 0 16 0 8 24 0
Dating Violence* 2 3 0 0 3 0
Stalking 0 0 0 1 1 0
Other Hate Crimes** 0 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 1b Incidence of Crime: 2012

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault 0 0 1 2 3 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 4 12 8 0 20 0
Manslaughter-Negligent 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 1 25 26 0
Robbery 0 0 0 16 16 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible 4 5 2 1 8 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence NA NA NA NA NA 0
Dating Violence* NA NA NA NA NA 0
Stalking NA NA NA NA NA 0
Other Hate Crimes** 0 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 1c Incidence of Crime: 2011

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault 0 0 0 2 2 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2 7 3 0 10 0
Manslaughter-Negligent 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 2 0 26 28 0
Robbery 0 2 1 10 13 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible 3 5 0 1 6 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence NA NA NA NA NA 0
Dating Violence* NA NA NA NA NA 0
Stalking NA NA NA NA NA 0
Other Hate Crimes** 0 0 0 0 0 0

*The reported crimes of dating violence are also included in the category of forcible sex offenses.

**There were no hate crimes reported at the University of Chicago for larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property.

For definitions of the column headers in Table 1, see Definitions.

For definitions of the crime categories, see Crime Categories.

Table 2: Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2011–13

TABLE 2a Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2013

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter-Negligent NA 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter NA 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft NA 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence NA 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence NA 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking NA 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes* NA 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 2b Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2012

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter-Negligent NA 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter NA 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft NA 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence NA NA NA NA NA 0
Dating Violence NA NA NA NA NA 0
Stalking NA NA NA NA NA 0
Other Hate Crimes* NA 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 2c Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2011

Crimes Reported Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property Total (campus, non-campus, and public property) Hate Crimes
Agravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter-Negligent NA 0 0 0 0 0
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter NA 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft NA 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible NA 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence NA NA NA NA NA 0
Dating Violence NA NA NA NA NA 0
Stalking NA NA NA NA NA 0
Other Hate Crimes* NA 0 0 0 0 0

*There were no hate crimes reported at the Gleacher Center for larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property.

Definitions

Hate Crimes = crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race (RA), religion (RE), sexual orientation (SO), gender (G), ethnicity (E), or disability (D). Reported crimes that are reported as hate crimes in the above chart are coded in the hate crimes column.

Campus Residence Halls = dormitories on campus

Campus = University property within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area that is used in direct support of or in a manner related to the University's educational purposes (including all residence halls) and property within or reasonably contiguous with the area described above that is owned by the University but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports the University's purposes.

Non-Campus = property owned or controlled by an officially recognized student organization; property owned or controlled by the University that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the University's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the University.

Public Property = all publicly owned property within the campus (as defined above) or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

For definitions of the crime categories, see Crime Categories.

Table 3: Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals: 2011–13

TABLE 3a (i) Arrests: 2013

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Liquor Law 0 0 0 0
Drug Law 0 0 0 6
Illegal Weapons 0 2 0 1

TABLE 3a (ii) Arrests: 2012

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Liquor Law 0 0 0 0
Drug Law 0 3 0 8
Illegal Weapons 0 2 0 1

TABLE 3a (iii) Arrests: 2011

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Liquor Law 0 0 0 1
Drug Law 0 1 0 7
Illegal Weapons 0 0 0 1

TABLE 3b (i) Disciplinary Referrals: 2013*

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Alcohol 6 7 18 0
Drugs 9 14 0 0
Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0

TABLE 3b (ii) Disciplinary Referrals: 2012*

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Alcohol 10 11 17 0
Drugs 8 15 1 0
Weapons Possession 3 3 0 0

TABLE 3b (iii) Disciplinary Referrals: 2011*

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Alcohol 12 12 8 0
Drugs 4 4 5 0
Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0

Note: All information contained in Table 3 refers to the main campus in Hyde Park.

*Persons not arrested for liquor law violations, drug law violations, or illegal weapons possession but who were referred for University disciplinary action.

The outcome of disciplinary proceedings for an allegation of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense will be disclosed to the alleged victim upon a written request from the victim or the next of kin if the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense.

TABLE 4 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Violations, Fatalities, and Sanctions: 2013

In addition to reported drug, alcohol, and weapons possession violations, beginning with calendar year 2009 federal law requires the University to report the number of drug- and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occur on campus or as part of a University activity, as reported to campus officials. In addition, the University must report the number and types of sanctions imposed as a result of drug- and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occurred on campus or as part of a campus activity.

  On Campus University Activity Unknown Location
Alcohol - Violations 7 0 0
Alcohol - Fatalities 0 0 0
Alcohol - Sanctions 21* 0 0
Drugs - Violations 14 0 0
Drugs - Fatalities 0 0 0
Drugs - Sanctions 10** 0 0

Students may incur a multiple number of sanctions.

*Confidential File: 7; Referral to Dean: 7; Parental Involvement: 7

**House Probation: 10

TABLE 5 Rate of Crime for Hyde Park–South Kenwood: 2009 and 2013

  2009 2013 % Change
Homicide 2 2 0%
Criminal Sexual Assault 10 10 0%
Robbery 167 116 -31%
Aggravated Assault 67 41 -39%
Burglary 213 191 -10%
Theft 881 1,052 19%
Motor Vehicle Theft 166 128 -23%
Violent Crime 246 169 -31%
Property Crime 1,260 1,371 9%
Total Crime 1,506 1,540 2%

Crime statistics reflect Illinois Compiled Statutes and differ from the crime categories of the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting System. All degrees of sexual assault are included in the criminal sexual assault category.

FIGURE 1 Rate of Violent Crime Incidents per 100,000 Population in Hyde Park–Kenwood Compared to Chicago's 22 Police Districts: January 1–December 31, 2013

People often ask how the crime rate in Hyde Park–South Kenwood compares to crime in other areas of the city of Chicago. The accompanying chart compares the rate of violent crime per 100,000 population in the Hyde Park–South Kenwood community to the city’s 22 police districts. Caution should be used in making judgments based on this data. Crime rates can vary within police districts and are affected by several factors, including the amount of commercial activity in a community and its daytime population and evening visitor population. Please note the Hyde Park–South Kenwood community is part of District 2 (Wentworth); for comparative purposes, it is treated as its own district in this chart.

 Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2013

Source: Chicago Police Dept./UCPD. 2nd District figures include Hyde Park. Based on 2010 census figures.

FIGURE 2 Chicago Police Districts

Figure 2 Chicago Police Districts

1. Central, 1718 S. State St.

2. Wentworth, 5101 S. Wentworth Ave. (includes Hyde Park–South Kenwood)

3. Grand Crossing, 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

4. South Chicago, 2255 E. 103rd St.

5. Calumet, 727 E. 111th St.

6. Gresham, 7808 S. Halsted St.

7. Englewood, 1438 W. 63rd St.

8. Chicago Lawn, 3420 W. 63rd St.

9. Deering, 3120 S. Halsted St.

10. Ogden, 3315 W. Ogden Ave.

11. Harrison, 3151 W. Harrison St.

12. Near West, 1412 S. Blue Island Ave.

14. Shakespeare, 2150 N. California Ave.

15. Austin, 5701 W. Madison St.

16. Jefferson Park, 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave.

17. Albany Park, 4650 N. Pulaski Rd.

18. Near North, 1160 N. Larrabee St.

19. Town Hall, 850 W. Addison St.

20. Foster, 5400 N. Lincoln Ave.

22. Morgan Park, 1900 W. Monterey Ave.

24. Rogers Park, 6464 N. Clark St.

25. Grand Central, 5555 W. Grand Ave.