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Chicago Government Information

A research guide for Chicago government information

Key Resources

Homicide in Chicago, 1870-1930
This website provides with searchable the Chicago Police Department homicide records and related documents. The original records are Chicago Police Department Homicide Record Index 1870-1930 available from the Illinois Regional Archive Depository at Northeastern Illinois University.

Report of the General Superintendent of Police of the City of Chicago
Library has : 1885-1888, 1890-1898, 1900-1903, 1906

Annual Reports, Police Department City of Chicago
These annual reports typically include uniform crime index statistics at police district level (around 25 districts in Chicago)
Library has : 1916-1917, 1920, 1924-1925, 1929-1941, 1950-1958, 1961, 1964-1971, 1986-1997, 2001
Also available online : 1965-2010

 

Be sure to explore our Transportation Library - they specialize in Public Safety information.