November to Date
Shot & Killed: 29
Shot & Wounded: 88
Total Shot: 117
Total Homicides: 32

Week in Progress (Sun – Sat)
Shot & Killed: 11
Shot & Wounded: 30
Total Shot: 41
Total Homicides: 11

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 343
Shot & Wounded: 1992
Total Shot: 2335
Total Homicides: 408

Guessing Game

CarnacAs all eyes are focused on the Ferguson grand jury announcement, Chicago’s honor students keep on shooting and killing one another and no one gives a shit. Since there is not a politically exploitable killer/victim combination at play here, it’ll be simply be ignored.

Anyway, while we wait for the decision and the likely ensuing shitshow (in the name of justice of course), what are your predictions dear reader? No indictment and riots or an indictment with drum circles, peace and love? “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” or “Pants Up, Don’t Loot”? Will local honor students ‘shoot’ for some extra credit? The CPD certainly thinks they will do so.

What say you?

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has commented thus far. We’re going to keep this post open until the decision is announced and the drum circles take shape. Unless there’s a major non-Ferguson related shitshow, there will be no Stupidity Tracker this weekend.

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1480
back36188
chest78125
head11984
arm190
abdomen29121
ass1139
thigh1105
foot97
shoulder70
hand69
face1354
ankle42
neck828
side432
other293
As of 11/22/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood45234279
Austin31160191
Garfield Park31110141
Humboldt Park2299121
South Shore138093
Auburn Gresham177188
Roseland117586
Grand Crossing77885
South Chicago147084
North Lawndale106373
West Pullman76572
New City125567
Washington Heights55459
Chatham174057
Chicago Lawn173754
All Others149701850
As of 11/22/14

Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot33583.8%
Stabbing328.0%
Assault153.8%
Auto71.8%
Child Abuse51.3%
Strangulation30.8%
Arson20.5%
Neglect10.3%
As of 11/16/14

Race of Victim/Attacker

Race
Victim
Attacker
Black31092
Hispanic5616
White/Other2712
Police-15
As of 11/17/14
*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
Male3581738
Female42235
As of 11/17/14

Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal Outcome
Homicides
No Suspect Charged258
Suspect Charged117
Police-Involved15
Self-Defense5
Murder/Suicide5
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).

Police-involved Shootings

Year
Killed
Wounded
20141524
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 or Cook County Sheriff. Historical data pulled from Independent Police Review Authority.

Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims
# of Incidents
# Killed
7 shot11
6 shot42
5 shot32
4 shot188
Hat Trick7024
2 shot25363
As of 11/17/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun75393468
Mon59232291
Tue36201237
Wed40233273
Thu46206252
Fri65296361
Sat79412491
As of 11/17/14

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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

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 & 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.