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 2012, 2013, and 2014 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. A formal police report or investigation is not needed in order for a crime report to be included in the statistics. In 2014, there were no reports of crime that were unfounded and subsequently withheld from the University's crime statistics.

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.

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 Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, London, Paris, 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 2014, no Clery crimes were reported for the centers in Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Singapore from the local police or from the University’s Campus Security Authorities. Participants at these centers 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 Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Singapore in the 2014 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

2014 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 2014. 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 the incidence of violent crime in the HydePark–South Kenwood neighborhood increased 12 percent compared to 2013, a year that marked an all-time low in violent crime numbers in the community. Over the ten-year period, violent crime in 2014 decreased 54 percent compared to 2005. Criminal sexual assaults decreased 10 percent compared to 2013 and decreased 57 percent compared to 2005. All degrees of sexual assault are included in the criminal sexual assault category. Robberies increased 6 percent from the record low year of 2013 but were down 57 percent compared to 2005. Aggravated assaults increased 29 percent compared to the all-time low recorded in 2013 but declined 47 percent compared to 2005. Burglary, a property crime, decreased by 17 percent in 2014 compared to 2013 and decreased 59 percent when compared to 2005. Total property crimes decreased 18 percent compared to 2013 and showed a 34 percent decrease when compared to 2005. Overall crime in Hyde Park–South Kenwood decreased by 15 percent compared to 2013 and decreased 38 percent compared to 2005.

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

Table 1: Incidence of Crime: 2012–14

TABLE 1a Incidence of Crime: 2014

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
Aggravated Assault 0 3 0 0 3 0
Arson 0 1 0 0 1 0
Burglary 10 14 9 0 23 0
Dating Violence* 1 2 0 0 2 0
Domestic Violence 0 15 0 3 18 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 0 17 17 0
Robbery 0 0 0 7 7 0
Sex Offenses - Forcible** 8 10 3 0 13 0
Rape 4 5 1 0 6 0
Fonding 4 5 2 0 6 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible*** 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 5 7 0 0 7 0
Other Hate Crimes**** 0 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 1b 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
Aggravated Assault 0 2 1 1 4 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2 13 7 0 20 0
Dating Violence* 2 3 0 0 3 0
Domestic Violence 0 16 0 8 24 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
Stalking 0 0 0 1 1 0
Other Hate Crimes**** 0 0 0 0 0 0
 

TABLE 1c 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
Aggravated Assault 0 0 1 2 3 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 4 12 8 0 20 0
Dating Violence* NA NA NA NA NA 0
Domestic Violence NA NA NA NA NA 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
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.

**The reported crimes of Sex Offenses - Forcible include statistics for Rape and Fondling, which became separate categories of reportable Clery crimes on July 1, 2015.

***The reported crimes of Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible include statistics for Incest and Statutory Rape, which became separate categories of reportable Clery crimes on July 1, 2015.

****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 2012–14

TABLE 2a Incidence of Crime: Gleacher Center 2014

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
Aggravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence* NA 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 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
Rape NA 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling NA 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible*** NA 0 0 0 0 0
Incest NA 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 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 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
Aggravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Dating violence* NA 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic violence 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
Stalking NA 0 0 0 0 0
Other Hate Crimes**** NA 0 0 0 0 0

TABLE 2c 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
Aggravated Assault NA 0 0 0 0 0
Arson NA 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary NA 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence* NA NA NA NA NA 0
Domestic Violence NA NA NA NA NA 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
Stalking NA NA NA NA NA 0
Other Hate Crimes**** NA 0 0 0 0 0

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

**The reported crimes of Sex Offenses - Forcible include statistics for Rape and Fondling, which became separate categories of reportable Clery crimes on July 1, 2015.

***The reported crimes of Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible include statistics for Incest and Statutory Rape, which became separate categories of reportable Clery crimes on July 1, 2015.

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

Definitions

Hate Crime = a crime reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim. For the purposes of this section, the categories of bias include the victim's actual or perceived race (RA), religion (RE), gender (G), gender identity (GI), sexual orientation (SO), ethnicity (E), national origin (NO), and 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: 2012–14

TABLE 3a (i) Arrests: 2014

  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 1 0 5
Illegal Weapons 0 0 0 3

TABLE 3a (ii) 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 (iii) 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 3b (i) Disciplinary Referrals: 2014*

  Campus Residence Halls (CRH) Total on Campus (includes CRH) Non-Campus Buildings or Property Public Property
Alcohol 11 11 15 0
Drugs 6 6 7 0
Weapons Possession 1 1 0 0
 

TABLE 3b (ii) 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 (iii) 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

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: 2014

In addition to reported drug, alcohol, and weapons possession violations, 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 11 1 1
Alcohol - Fatalities 0 0 0
Drugs - Violations 6 0 0
Drugs - Fatalities 0 0 0

Students may incur a multiple number of sanctions.

*Sanctions related to alcohol violations: Confidential File: 13; Referral to Dean: 13; Parental Involvement: 8

**Sanctions related to drug violations: House Probation: 6

TABLE 5 Rate of Crime for Hyde Park–South Kenwood: 2010 and 2014

  2010 2014 % Change
Homicide 0 4 NA
Criminal Sexual Assault 10 9 -10%
Robbery 133 123 -8%
Aggravated Assault 58 53 -9%
Burglary 247 158 -36%
Theft 997 861 -14%
Motor Vehicle Theft 198 107 -46%
Violent Crime 201 189 -6%
Property Crime 1,442 1,126 -22%
Total Crime 1,643 1,315 -20%

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, 2014

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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.

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.