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Violence and Safety in Chicago

This section offers information on women's experiences with sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of violence; and links to organizations that work with and for women survivors of violence.

See also Violence and Safety in the United States and Violence and Safety in Illinois.


Contents

Crime
Domestic Violence (Includes spousal, elder, and child abuse)
Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt
Sexual Assault
Stalking
Self-Defense
Women Offenders
Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Organizations for General Information


Crime

Community Policing: Chicago Monthly Crime Statistics
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/Statistics/CrimeStats/MonthlyCrimes.html
Monthly crime statistics for each of Chicago's police districts, from the Chicago Police Research and Development Division.

Know Your District, Know Your Beat
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/AboutCAPS/HowCAPSWorks/Know.html
Guide to locating Chicago police districts and beats via online maps and neighborhood listings, provided by the Chicago Police Research and Development Division.

Chicago Police Department: 1990 Population by District
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/Statistics/PopByDistrict.html
Demographic breakdown of Chicago population by police district, showing ethnicity but not disaggregated by gender.

Domestic Violence

Fact Sheet: Coordinating the Response to Domestic Violence in Chicago
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/Statistics/Reports/DomesticViolence/
Chicago Police Department online fact sheet on domestic violence response in Chicago.

1996 Chicago Police Department Annual Domestic Violence Report
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/Statistics/Reports/96AnnRprt/DomesticViolence.pdf
Statistics and information about domestic violence in Chicago in 1997, in an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file. (NOTE: You will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat in order to be able to access this report.)

Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Domestic Violence
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/dv.htm
This website from the Cook County State's Attorney's office provides information about domestic violence and links for legal assistance, shelters and assisting agencies, and a safety plan for domestic violence victims.

Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Domestic Violence Legal Process
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/vicdom.htm
The domestic violence legal process is explained in a brief summary in this website by Cook County State's Attorney's office.

Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt

Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt
Reports from the Taylor Institute in Chicago
Telephone: (312) 342-5510 To order publications, fax request to Jody Raphael at FAX: (773) 342-4532.

Sexual Assault

1996 Chicago Police Department Violent Crimes Annual Report
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/Statistics/Reports/96AnnRprt/ViolentCrimes.pdf
Report on violent crime in Chicago for 1996, including criminal sexual assault statistics, in Adobe .pdf format.(NOTE: You will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat in order to be able to access this report.)

Stalking

Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Guide to Stalking Law
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/dvstalk.htm
This website by the Cook County State Attorney's Office provides information about stalking laws and guidelines for handling stalking situations.

Self-Defense

Chicago Police Department: Ways You Can Help Fight Crime in Your Neighborhood
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CommunityPolicing/FightCrime/
Information about citizen involvement, including CAPS (Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy).

Community Checklist: Steps to End Violence Against Women
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo/speeches/cheklist.htm
Specific steps recommended by the US Department of Justice's Violence Against Women Office that local community groups can take to help prevent violence against women.

Women Offenders

NCJRS Research Report: The Safer Foundation Chicago Offender Rehabilitation Program
http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles/167575.txt
June 1998 research report from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service on Chicago offender rehabilitation programs.

Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Cook County State Attorney's Office: Guide to the Juvenile Justice Process
http://www.statesattorney.org/aweb/vicjuv.htm
A brief summary of the workings of the Juvenile Courts in Cook County by the Cook County State Attorney's Office.

Organizations for General Information

Chicago Police Department Hotline Numbers: Department of Human Services Rape Crisis Hotline (312) 744-8418

Mayor's Office of Inquiry and Information
121 North LaSalle Street, Room 1111
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Service Request Hotline (312) 744-5000
Fax (312) 744-4149
TDD (312) 744-8599

Date Last Updated: 8/8/00

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