Does the colder and snowy weather, equal LESS crime and violence in the largest city in Illinois? NBCChicago

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I've always heard that warmer weather and nicer summer days, brings a rise in crime. Maybe people with criminal intentions do better work in short sleeve shirts?

This is folklore, this is dumb, this doesn't really make all that much sense either. According to the Chicago Police Department, it draws no direct correlation between the volume of crime and the weather. So there, let's put that whole thing to bed. BUT, there are stats below that do argue this.

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You will get the same numbers of Chicago Police Officers out in the cold and snow, as during the summer months. Crime doesn't slow during the winter one bit.

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There was a ChicagoTribune article that was published a few years back that said that the hot summer months during the span of 2012-2017, brought more crime. Violent events such as shootings, theft and criminal damage were apparently on "the rise" when the sun was beating down, during that time frame.

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Battery, violence, criminal damage, and shootings were up when the hot sun was up from 2012-2017 in Chicago. On the other hand, drug related crime and homicide did NOT go up with the warm sun.

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Major Crime Categories in Chicago with a 10 degree increase in temperature, went up. Check this out:

Shootings, other battery "additional incidents" - 9

Theft "additional incidents" - 9

Criminal damage "additional incidents" - 5

So things "did" go up, during that time frame and weather.

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