December to Date
Shot & Killed: 21
Shot & Wounded: 136
Total Shot: 158
Total Homicides: 22

Last Week (Sun – Sat)
Shot & Killed: 9
Shot & Wounded: 56
Total Shot: 65
Total Homicides: 10

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 369
Shot & Wounded: 2165
Total Shot: 2534
Total Homicides: 436

Stupidity in Progress

The whole #CrimeIsDown meme takes a serious hit when the mayor’s son gets beaten and robbed steps from his own home where at least two CPD cars are stationed 24/7. Therefore, we wouldn’t be surprised if this strong-arm robbery gets downgraded to theft, lost property or just goes away completely.

Stupidity Tally as of 8:00a: 1 killed, 19 wounded
Last year’s weekend tally: 5 killed, 17 wounded

Friday 12/19
12:45p 8900 S Exchange Ave, South Chicago, M/20
12:45p 8900 S Exchange Ave, South Chicago, M/36
2:20p 4700 W Monroe St, Austin, M/23
4:45p 11800 S Lowe Ave, West Pullman, M/22
4:45p 11800 S Lowe Ave, West Pullman, M/25
4:35p 3000 S Kedvale Ave, Little Village, M/19
5:05p 9500 S Halsted St, Washington Heights, M/30
5:10p 8200 S Saginaw Ave, South Chicago, M/24
6:25p 5700 S Sangamon Ave, Englewood, M/35
8:35p 5600 W Augusta Blvd, Austin, M/25
9:45p 3500 S Rhodes Ave, Douglas F/16 !
9:50p 5117 S May St, New City, M/17
9:50p Rahm’s son gets #CrimeIsDown’d
Saturday 12/20
1:00a 3600 W Shakespeare Ave, Logan Square, M/26
1:00a 7300 S Damen Ave, Englewood, M/33
1:15a 3100 W Warren Blvd, Garfield Park, M/23
1:15a 3100 W Warren Blvd, Garfield Park, M/28
5:05p 7300 S Chappel Ave, South Shore, M/53 #
9:05p 700 N Leclaire Ave, Austin, M/39
11:05p 2000 N Kilbourn Ave, Hermosa, M/20
Sunday 12/21
1:35a 6600 S Halsted St, Englewood, F/29

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1534
back39207
chest84137
head13187
arm201
abdomen31128
ass1152
thigh1112
foot102
shoulder76
face1460
hand72
ankle46
neck832
side532
other2103
As of 12/20/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood48250298
Austin32172204
Garfield Park32133165
Humboldt Park25105130
South Shore1592107
Auburn Gresham177693
Roseland127991
Grand Crossing98190
South Chicago147690
North Lawndale107484
New City136477
West Pullman76976
Chicago Lawn194766
Washington Heights65965
Chatham174259
All Others160746906
As of 12/20/14

Police-involved Shootings

Year
Killed
Wounded
20141628
20131330
2012849
20112337
20101333
20091942
2009-2012 stats account for CPD incidents only. 2013-2014 may include other police forces within Chicago, such as the Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff or various 3 lettered federal agencies. Historical data pulled from Independent Police Review Authority.

Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot36084.5%
Stabbing337.7%
Assault153.5%
Auto71.7%
Child Abuse51.2%
Strangulation30.7%
Arson20.5%
Neglect10.2%
As of 12/14/14

Race of Victim/Attacker

Race
Victim
Attacker
Black32896
Hispanic6016
White/Other3112
Police-16
As of 12/14/14
*Victim metrics only include homicides. Attacker metrics only account for those incidents where either an arrest has been made or if it involved the police.

Gender

Gender
Killed
Wounded
Male3821871
Female44245
As of 12/14/14

Gallery (GRAPHIC)

20 year old, Drequan Archie, was shot around 2:25p Wednesday, December 17th near Clyde Avenue and 79th Street.

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Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal Outcome
Homicides
No Suspect Charged272
Suspect Charged121
Police-Involved16
Murder/Suicide6
Self-Defense5
The clearance rate is a calculation of Total Homicide Suspects Charged/(Total Homicides – Police involved – Self Defense – Murder/Suicides). Regardless of how many people are charged in relation to a single homicide, it’s only counted as one suspect for calculation purposes. The rate has nothing to do with criminal proceedings and convictions (or lack thereof).

Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims
# of Incidents
# Killed
7 shot11
6 shot42
5 shot32
4 shot199
Hat Trick7226
2 shot25764
As of 12/1/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun77411488
Mon61240301
Tue38206244
Wed43248291
Thu46214260
Fri74307381
Sat80435515
As of 12/7/14

Yearly Murder Trend (1957-2013)

Mayor
Term
Homicides
Richard J. Daley1955-197610,910
Michael Bilandic1976-19792,408
Jane Byrne1979-19833,202
Harold Washington1983-19873,295
Eugene Sawyer1987-1989978
Richard M. Daley1989-201114,653
Rahm Emanuel2011-1,475

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2014 Robbery Totals

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set here and here and here, we’re questioning the validity of the data found within the city’s data portal, therefore a big ass asterisk is in order.

Neighborhood
Robberies
% of Total
Austin1856.8%
Englewood1806.6%
Garfield Park1405.2%
North Lawndale1244.6%
Auburn Gresham1104.1%
South Shore1023.8%
Roseland1023.8%
Chatham943.5%
Greater Grand Crossing813.0%
Humboldt Park762.8%
All Others1,517 56.0%

Police Scanner Frequencies

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Freq.
CPD Dist.
Main 'hoods
460.1250CW 1Citywide
460.1750CW 2Citywide
460.15001 & 18Loop, Mag Mile, Gold Coast
460.50002 & 21Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard
460.07503Woodlawn, South Shore
460.20004 & 6Auburn Gresham, Chatham
460.02505 & 22Roseland, West Pullman
460.40007 & 8Englewood, Chicago Lawn
460.450012 & 14Near West Side, New City
460.100010 & 11Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, N. Lawndale
460.425015 & 25Austin, Belmot-Cragin
460.050019Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown
460.375020 & 24Edgewater, Rogers Park
Chicago FireCitywide

*Source Data & Editor’s Note

We compile our own dataset using the following sources: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-TimesDNAInfo Chicago, Chicago Redeye Homicide Tracker, NBC5 Chicago, City of Chicago Data Portal and CPD CLEARMAP.

Editor’s note: A homicide, regardless of type, within the city limits of Chicago counts towards our total metric. CPD-involved, ISP-involved and justifiable homicides all count. Reckless homicides may count if the Medical Examiner rules that the cause of death was a homicide. Suicides do not count. Additional definitions can be found on the Glossary page.