July 16, 2016

Reports and Resources

CJP strives to analyze and report on the data that we make available. We publish our findings in two ways, long-form reports and issue briefs. For more information on these resources, please contact Tracy Siska

Long-Form Reports

Chicago Police Board – A Ten Year Analysis

This report analyzes ten years of cases and decisions made by the Chicago Police Board. The study examines the charges filed with the Chicago Police Board and their resulting decisions over the past ten years. INCLUDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHY THIS REPORT IS NOTEWORTHY.

Felony Sex Crime Case Processing: Report, Analysis and Recommendation

This report examines how the numbers OF WHAT the agencies in Chicago release related to felony sex crimes are created, what do they really mean, and what is hidden behind those numbers.

Violence Against Women in the News

We study a year of news reports of violence against women published in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times to understand how closely the coverage resembles how the crimes occur in Chicago’s communities.

Issue Briefs

General Assembly Attempts Rollbacks of Public Access Law

Illinois’ General Assembly quickly and quietly introduces and passes legislation to bar the public access to their government.

Update to Chicago Police Board 10-Year Analysis

Updated analysis of Police Board decisions with additional analysis of both agenda items from the Committee on Police and Fire from 2006-2009 and litigation payouts related to police related litigation from four of the largest cities in America.

“Inside” vs. “Outside” Homicides

This issue brief covering the topic of domestic violence and domestic related calls for service was completed in collaboration with the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.

IPRA Review – More Access Needed

Analysis of IPRA’s first four years of operations uncovers that their rate of sustaining citizen complaints against CPD officers is identical to its predecessor and also hundreds of taser investigations they are required to conduct by city ordinance are not being completed.

Long Term Costs of Police Staffing Increases

With all the media coverage on the question of whether or not to hire more Chicago Police Officers, nobody has talked about the financial costs to the city. Through this issue brief, we have.