CHICAGO — The Deering District has 336 officers assigned or detailed to it, according to newly released data.
That means there are 24.9 officers per square mile in the district. Of the 7,251 officers assigned or detailed to a district in Chicago, about 4.6 percent are in Deering on the South Side. There were a total of 12,536 crimes reported in the district in 2016.
Deering, also called the 9th District, has slightly more officers than the average of 329.6 per district across the city. Nearby districts are diverse: The Englewood District has among the most officers in the city (426); others, like the Central District, have among the least amount of officers (313).
The police officer data comes from the Office of the Inspector General, which released the information about the Chicago Police Department on Monday. The office said there are 12,051 sworn officers in the department, and 7,251 of those officers are assigned or detailed to districts while 4,800 are assigned or detailed to specialized units.
The office said it would update the number of Chicago Police personnel on a "cyclical basis."