July to Date
Shot & Killed: 41
Shot & Wounded: 275
Total Homicides*: 41

Week in Progress (Sun – Sat)
Shot & Killed: 2
Shot & Wounded: 33
Total Homicides*: 2

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 198
Shot & Wounded: 1226
Total Homicides*: 233

Honor Student of the Week

Todd GrossmanThis week’s honor student hails from the Portage Park neighborhood where he enjoys downing massive amounts of Four Loko, garbage can tossing and has a taste for human flesh. Please meet Todd Grossman:

“An incensed man who had been drinking Four Loko malt liquor bit another man, tearing a “mouthful of flesh” from his arm at a Portage Park block party, prosecutors said.

Todd Grossman, 36, was yelling and throwing garbage cans around in the 4300 block of North Mason Avenue in view of several children when an off-duty police officer and his wife happened to pass by Sunday night, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said in court Monday.

When the man identified himself as a Chicago Police officer, Grossman responded, “I don’t give a f— if you are the police,” according to a police report.

Grossman then attacked the officer, hitting, scratching and biting as the cop tried to place him under arrest, according to the report.”

These freely available, mind-altering drugs should be banned immediately. Not only because it’ll stop cannibalistic cop eaters but it’s for the children.

If it saves just one pound of flesh.

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1267
chest4882
back21107
arm123
head7449
abdomen1472
ass182
thigh176
foot60
shoulder47
face633
hand37
ankle30
neck420
hip119
other157
As of 7/29/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Austin23119142
Englewood21119140
Garfield Park206585
South Shore65561
Humboldt Park95160
Roseland74754
Auburn Gresham84149
Washington Heights54247
Grand Crossing54146
North Lawndale44246
West Pullman53843
South Chicago103141
New City53338
Chicago Lawn142236
Little Village92635
All Others81437518
As of 7/29/14

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Gallery (GRAPHIC)

39-year-old Anthony Edwards was gunned down at the Citgo gas station at 116th Street and Michigan Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood at 3:15a on July 24, 2014. WARNING – GRAPHIC. Photos by @SPOTNEWSonIG

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Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot19684.8%
Stabbing156.5%
Assault83.5%
Auto52.2%
Strangulation31.3%
Child Abuse31.3%
Neglect10.4%
As of 7/26/14

Race of Victim

Race
Homicides
%
Black18480.0%
Hispanic3113.5%
White/Other156.5%
As of 7/26/14

Gender

Gender
Killed
Wounded
Male2011037
Female30150
As of 7/26/14

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

Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims
# of Incidents
% Killed
7 shot114.2%
6 shot48.3%
5 shot58.0%
4 shot169.4%
3 shot4211.1%
2 shot18012.5%
As of 7/26/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun39213252
Mon31132163
Tue17123140
Wed24133157
Thu24118142
Fri38174212
Sat52256308
As of 7/21/14

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

If you’re local and want to hear all the murder and mayhem for yourself, invest in a quality scanner and tune in to the frequencies below. If you’re not local, head over to either the Apple or Google app store and download one or check out Broadcastify’s Live Audio Feeds. (Protip: actual scanners are better than the apps.)

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 & 11Humboldt Park, North 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.