High Grades, Schools or Drugs?

Cady Rodney

Within the city of Chicago, drug use remains a major problem. Drug offenders include not only older adults but young students also. The 660 Chicago Public Schools are represented by orange dots on this map. Blue dots signify drug offenses and their locations for the year of 2015. Large clusters of blue dots are seen in the south and west of Chicago but also significantly very close to the school areas. Police districts are shown in green and separated by white lines. At the extreme northern and extreme southern ends of Chicago, there are less drug offenses. Does this have any correlation to the police districts or any other factors? In studying the patterns of drug offenses, we may be able to reduce and ultimately eliminate the problem of drug usage and trafficking in Chicago Public Schools.

Data Sources

  • https://data.cityofchicago.org/Public-Safety/Crimes-2015/vwwp-7yr9

  • https://data.cityofchicago.org/Education/Chicago-Public-Schools-School-Locations-SY1415/3fhj-xtn5
  •  https://data.cityofchicago.org/Public-Safety/Boundaries-Police-Districts-current-/fthy-xz3r