Community Concerns in Chicago

Does warm weather automatically spell trouble for the streets of Chicago? Safety concerns surge when warm weather arrives in spring—reports increase when people and crime become more visible. Below is a visualization of all community concerns that the public reported to Chicago police from summer 2011 to spring 2012, summarized by seasons.

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Author: Nandhini Gulasingam

Nandhini Gulasingam is a Senior Analyst for IT Solutions at the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) where she manages GIS, database, web development projects for the SSRC and is developing data visualization techniques for use in the social and behavioral sciences. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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