happen on the ‘L’? New Year’s Day Looking at how many crimes happen per day on CTA trains throughout 2011 When does crime happen on the CTA? “Snowmageddon” Starts January 31, 2011 Taking a closer look at the top crimes on CTA trains and when they happen from 2001 through 2011 Number of crimes per day12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 11:30 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 11:30 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 11:30 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM 0 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 8 11:30 AM 2 PM 15+ 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM Theft Robbery Battery Criminal Damage 51% of all crimes on CTA trains 13% of all crimes on CTA trains 10% of all crimes on CTA trains 7% of all crimes on CTA trains Cubs vs Cardinals January through June May 11, 2011 Average of four crimes per day on CTA trains12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 11:30 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 11:30 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 11:30 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM 12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 11:30 AM 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM July through December Average of seven crimes per day on CTA trains Bears Game (Away) August 22, 2011 Narcotics Deceptive Practice Sex Offense Assault 7% of all crimes on CTA trains 4% of all crimes on CTA trains 2% of all crimes on CTA trains 2% of all crimes on CTA trains Source City Of Chicago Data Portal Breakdown of how often crimes are happening throughout the week 400 Previous Work 300 Highest 200 16 crimes reported October 14, 2011 Crimes on CTA trains 100 0 Su M T W R F S Christmas Eve Eve December 23, 2011 Black Friday November 25, 2011
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2 Survey Wufoo Frequency Transfer? To Bus? Arrival Comments3-5 rides/week Yes No 2 1-2 Rides 3 I think station safety and crime information (especially late night L10+ rides/week Yes Yes 3 3-5 Rides 2 rides) should be a higher priority. Luckily theres the "guardian Curve Ball angels" organization which has helped me feel safer in the past.3-5 rides/week No Yes 3 10+ Rides 8 But much more can be done. It would be nice to have a safe and10+ rides/week Yes No 4 clean subway system like Toronto, Canada or even Washington10+ rides/week No No 3 D.C. Our current L system could deter Chicago tourists, scarring1-2 rides/week Yes No 3 their view of our beautiful city. Also, a dashboard update of train10+ rides/week Yes Yes 3 location and arrival times would be FANTASTIC.1-2 rides/week Yes No 310+ rides/week Yes No 2 Sounds exciting!1-2 rides/week No No 210+ rides/week Yes No 3 Analysis10+ rides/week Yes No 310+ rides/week No No 3 2.84615384615385 # Passengers Train Location Friend Location Safety/Crime Food Nearby Weather Open Seats 3 2 2 4 1 2 4 Not at all = 1 3 4 2 3 1 3 2 Somewhat = 2 4 4 1 1 1 3 3 Important = 3 2 4 2 4 2 4 4 Very Important = 4 2 3 1 3 3 1 2
Home ScreenSimple tap and go options for users. Riders can choosea station themselves, have the application ﬁnd thenearest one, view their saved stations, or adjust theirsettings, all from the home screen.
Choose a LineSimply tap a line to see all the stations onthat line. To change train lines, swipe fromleft to right to see the “Choose a line” screenagain.
Choose a stationWhile choosing a station riders can seeexactly where the trains are and whichdirections they are heading. Choosing astation is as simple as tapping the one theywant. Update train locations by pulling andreleasing the top bar.Rotating the phone 90º quickly changes theroute direction eliminating the need to scrollthrough the entire list of stations.
Choose a stationSwiping from right to left on a station bringsup a contextual menu for riders. From themenu they can ﬁnd friends on the train atthat station, look for other transit optionsnearby (e.g. buses arriving or departingsoon), save that station, or set an alarm whenthey arrive at that station.
Share with FriendsFrom the station contextual menu, selectingthe ﬁrst item allows riders to share theirlocation on the train with friends, and alsosee where their friends are at on the train.Riders can choose the car they are enteringor on, and then on the next screen choosewhere in the car they are at. At the topriders can see which friend is in the train car,and where they are at.
Station InformationOnce riders choose a station, they can seethe station name, when the train will arriveat that location, and recent crimeinformation. Again, rotating the phone 90degrees will change the direction for riders,or they can simply tap the icon next to thestation information.Riders by default will see crime data for thatstation for the last week. Swiping from left toright on the Crimes bar, changes the dataview allowing riders to see a crime summaryover the last month. Other data such as howoften trains are delayed or on time at thestation could also be visualized.
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