Crime Trends

Violent crime in the Hyde Park-South Kenwood community (47th Street to 61st Street/Cottage Grove to Lake Michigan) increased 26 percent from 2012-2021, and increased 20 percent over the past five-year period, 2017-2021.


Violent crime trends

Hyde Park-South Kenwood
Total violent crime,

2007-2021

The following graph portrays Hyde Park-South Kenwood violent crime (murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault and battery) from 2007 through 2021.

  • 2007 311
  • 2008 245
  • 2009 246
  • 2010 201
  • 2011 223
  • 2012 222
  • 2013 169
  • 2014 189
  • 2015 219
  • 2016 220
  • 2017 233
  • 2018 266
  • 2019 195
  • 2020 229
  • 2021 279

Total violent crime
January–December, 2017–2021

The following graphs compare total violent crime (murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault and battery) for the years 2017 through 2021 in the UCPD patrol area and the Hyde Park-South Kenwood (HPSK) neighborhood.

UCPD patrol area

  • 2017 487
  • 2018 436
  • 2019 394
  • 2020 433
  • 2021 489

Hyde Park-South Kenwood

  • 2017 233
  • 2018 266
  • 2019 195
  • 2020 229
  • 2021 279

Hyde Park-South Kenwood Violent crime
Average per month 2017–2021

The accompanying graph illustrates the average number of violent crimes per month that have been reported in the Hyde Park-South Kenwood community over the past five years. Violent crimes occurred most frequently in August and October and the lowest average was in February. Over the past five-year period covered, 59 percent of the violent crimes were robberies.

  • Jan 20
  • Feb 13
  • Mar 16
  • Apr 15
  • May 20
  • Jun 22
  • Jul 21
  • Aug 26
  • Sep 20
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 23
  • Dec 20

Rate of violent crime incidents per 100,000 population in Hyde Park-South Kenwood compared to Chicago’s 22 police districts
January 1–December 31, 2021

People often ask how the crime rate in Hyde Park-South Kenwood compares to crime in other areas of the city of Chicago. The accompanying graph compares the rate of violent crime per 100,000 population in the Hyde Park-South Kenwood community to the city’s 22 police districts. Caution should be used in making judgments based on this data. Crime rates can vary within police districts and are affected by several factors, including the amount of commercial activity in a community and its daytime population and evening visitor population. Please note the Hyde Park-South Kenwood community is part of District 2 (Wentworth); for comparative purposes, it is treated as its own district in this chart.

Source: Chicago Police Department/UCPD