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Crime & Punishment Release

We are proud to announce the release of Crime & Punishment!  This is a flat data site that community members, journalists, and policymakers can use to learn about what data is and is not available from their justice agencies.  This site is set up to allow you to follow a case as it would normally[…]

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To Evaluate an Agency within the System You Must Examine all the Agencies.

There is a presumption by the citizens of Chicago that when the Chicago Police arrest an individual and the complainant follows through with their role that charges, prosecution, and hopefully convictions are soon to follow.  The reality is this impression is nothing more than an impression and that access to data that could be used[…]