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Table 2 Description of dimensions, variables and sources

From: Disentangling community-level changes in crime trends during the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago

Dimension Variable Source Time-span
Crime-related Burglary rate (10k) Chicago Police Department (2020) 2019
Assault rate (10k) Chicago Police Department (2020) 2019
Narcotics rate (10k) Chicago Police Department (2020) 2019
Robbery rate (10k) Chicago Police Department (2020) 2019
Neighborhood Safety Chicago Department of Public Health (2018) 2016-2018
Has Police Chicago Police Department (2016) 2016
Socio-economic Population/1000 U.S. Census (2016) 2012–2016
Income diversity U.S. Census (2018a) 2014–2018
Crowded housing rate U.S. Census (2015a) 2012–2016
Vacant housing rate U.S. Census (2015b) 2012–2016
Poverty rate U.S. Census (2018b) 2018
Health-demographic % people aged 65+ Heartland Alliance Data (2018b) 2018
% people aged <18 Heartland Alliance Data (2018a) 2018
Overall Health status Chicago Department of Public Health (2016) 2016–2018
COVID-19 cases rate Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System et al. (2020) 2020
Joint-reduction Burglary sig. Reduction Chicago Police Department (2020) 2018–2020
Assault sig. Reduction Chicago Police Department (2020) 2018–2020
Narcotics sig. Reduction Chicago Police Department (2020) 2018–2020
Robbery sig. Reduction Chicago Police Department (2020) 2018–2020
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