Fire & Ice Ball

Celebrating 15 years of Impact

Saturday, October 15, 2022
6:30pm -11pm

Firehouse 2022 YTD Impact

The Firehouse Community Arts Center Reduces Crime

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Reduction in Crime

In areas served by Firehouse programs there was an almost 3x reduction in shootings and homicides relative to the City of Chicago (52.63% vs 16.49%).

Further, Firehouse areas had a 6.74% decrease in shot spotter alerts compared to a 9.3% increase across all of Chicago.  Firehouse areas showed significant reductions in almost all categories of relevant crimes, including a 32.48% reduction in violence and gang-related 911 calls, and  an 8.8% reduction in reported crimes.

Overall Firehouse Outreach Area

Violence and Gang Related 911 Calls
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Shot Spotter Alerts
- 0 %
Crimes reported
- 0 %

How does the Firehouse reduce violence?

Outreach

(Phase 1 of our VIP program)
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OUTREACH HOURS ON THE BLOCK so far in 2022

Mediations

(either interrupted violence or conflict prevented)
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Hours with participants (Peace Ambassadors) in program and one on one

60 participants
20 hours per week per person
x 35 weeks

Contact with future program participants

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Contact means that an outreach staff member has spent 2 or more hours with each of these pre-program participants to get them ready for the VIP Program and to cultivate relationships.

Specific Outreach areas:

K-Town

Individual service sites have shown similar levels of crime reduction. For example, in the K-Town area, shooting and homicides, juvenile arrests, and violence and gang-related 911 calls decreased by 50%, 33%, and 27%, respectively.

Violence and Gang Related 911 Calls

2021
153
2022
112 73%

Shot Spotter Alerts

2021
74
2022
69 93%

Shooting Victims

2021
5
2022
3

16th Street

The 16th street site also showed significant decreases in shooting and homicides (-40%), violence and gang-related 911 calls (-36%), and shot spotter calls (-21%).

Violence and Gang Related 911 Calls

2021
232
2022
149 64%

Shot Spotter Alerts

2021
98
2022
77 86%

Shooting Victims

2021
9
2022
6 66%

Cermak

The Cermak location showed significant decreases in shooting and homicides (0 reported between January and June 15, 2022), and violence and gang-related 9-11 calls (a decrease of 35%), but did show significant increases in shot spotter calls—from 6 in 2021 to 20 in 2022. This suggests gun violence may be rising for this service site and more targeted gun-related programming may be needed.

Violence and Gang Related 911 Calls

2021
46
2022
30 65%

Crimes Reported

2021
19
2022
9 47%

Shooting Victims

2021
3
2022
0 0%

Crime data was pulled from the City of Chicago Data Portal. In order to compare crime rates across years, incidents from January 1st to June 15th were used. The Public Safety database contains all reportedincidents of criminal activity including date and time, block and geographic information, primary and secondary descriptions of incident, and whether an arrest was made by police.