October to Date
Shot & Killed: 0
Shot & Wounded: 5
Total Homicides*: 0

Final September Totals
Shot & Killed: 36
Shot & Wounded: 211
Total Homicides*: 46

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 279
Shot & Wounded: 1697
Total Homicides*: 336

September’s 46

CarnacSeptember is an interesting month. Since most people don’t consider it part of summer, interest in summer-like stupidity drops at a good clip as the month grids along. Even though September regularly puts up 40 homicides or more, by this point in the year, no one much cares anymore.

Case in point, this past weekend tied for the second most violent of the year and yet it barely registered in the news cycle.

In any event, this September was not good. 45 46 killed and another 212 211 wounded makes it one the most idiotic in years. September 2013 tallied 42 killed and 154 wounded. Therefore this September was a “More Dead, More Lead” month.

Looking ahead to October, it’ll all depend on the weather. If it stays somewhat nice, another 40 homicides and 150 wounded is not out of the question. If it turns shitty sooner than expected, we’ll likely see 30 homicides and 100 wounded.

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1395
back29154
chest70111
arm171
head9869
abdomen21101
ass1110
thigh195
foot85
shoulder64
hand61
face744
ankle37
side329
neck525
other279
As of 10/1/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood36190226
Austin26136162
Garfield Park2591116
Humboldt Park147791
South Shore96877
South Chicago116475
Auburn Gresham155974
Roseland96574
Grand Crossing76370
North Lawndale85563
West Pullman65561
New City114859
Washington Heights55055
Chatham143751
Chicago Lawn163046
All Others122605727
As of 10/1/14

Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot28083.8%
Stabbing257.5%
Assault133.9%
Auto72.1%
Strangulation30.9%
Child Abuse30.9%
Arson20.6%
Neglect10.3%
As of 10/1/14

Race of Victim/Attacker

Race
Victim
Attacker
Black26166
Hispanic4814
White/Other218
Police-13
As of 10/1/14
*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
Male2941484
Female40209
As of 10/1/14

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

Police-involved Shootings

Year
Killed
Wounded
20141322
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 shot52
4 shot2912
3 shot6727
2 shot23663
As of 9/23/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun64328392
Mon48207255
Tue30169199
Wed34200234
Thu36176212
Fri55254309
Sat67359426
As of 10/1/14

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Time Between Incidents (Average)
Shooting: 3.3 hours
Homicide: 19.6 hours
Robbery: 57 minutes
Battery: 10 minutes
Assault: 31 minutes
Sex Assault: 7.9 hours
Theft: 9 minutes
No FOID Card: 4.3 days

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.