April To Date
Shot & Killed: 21
Shot & Wounded: 158
Total Homicides*: 21

Weekend Shitshow
Shot & Killed: 8
Shot & Wounded: 37
Total Homicides*: 8

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 75
Shot & Wounded: 398
Total Homicides*: 94

Weekend Shitshow Wrap-up

dead easter bunnyTake a cool but pleasant Friday, add in a nice Saturday and top it off with a really nice Easter Sunday, and what do you get? The second consecutive weekend shitshow. In all, eight (8) were killed and another 37 were shot and wounded.

A breakdown of the 45 incidents shows:

  • All 8 killed were shot
  • 2 double-homicides, 1 murder-suicide
  • 4 critical, 11 serious condition
  • 38 dudes
  • 7 chicks
  • 24.3 y/o average age
  • 17 teenagers
  • 23 neighborhoods
  • 10 multi-victim incidents
  • 1 incident w/ 5 kids shot
  • 3 shot in the ass

Like we said last week, we all know #ItsNotTheWeather or the assholes pulling the trigger, it’s guns!!! McBeerNuts said so on the TV this AM (again) – “The gun violence in this city is the result of lax guns laws. Period.”

Somehow, there are vast swaths of Chicago where absolutely nothing happens, yet those same “lax guns laws” apply there as well. You people in Lincoln Park, Edison Park, Mt. Greenwood, etc… really need to step up your game.

In any event, at least #CrimeIsDown.

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg182
head3316
chest2029
arm41
abdomen731
back434
thigh25
ass22
foot18
face413
shoulder16
hand11
neck27
ankle8
hip6
other18
As of 4/21/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood63642
Austin63036
Garfield Park72027
Humboldt Park32023
Grand Crossing11819
Auburn Gresham51318
South Shore51318
Roseland31417
Lower W. Side21416
Woodlawn41216
Logan Square21315
Chicago Lawn6814
New City31114
North Lawndale1414
South Chicago6713
All Others35144179
As of 4/21/14

Homicide: 721 E. 103rd St

16 year old Deonta Mackey was shot in the head by an off duty police officer during an attempting robbery. Photos by @SPOTNEWSonIG

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Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot7680.9%
Stabbing77.4%
Assault55.3%
Child Abuse22.1%
Strangulation22.1%
Auto22.1%
As of 4/21/14

Race of Victim

Race
Homicides
%
Black6569.9%
Hispanic1718.3%
White/Other1111.8%
As of 4/21/14

Gender

Gender
Killed
Wounded
Male83326
Female1161
As of 4/21/14

2014 Robbery Totals

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set 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
Austin1407.4%
Englewood1176.2%
Garfield Park894.7%
North Lawndale854.5%
Auburn Gresham784.1%
South Shore764.0%
Roseland743.9%
Chatham683.6%
Near West Side623.3%
Greater Grand Crossing573.0%
All Others103955.1%

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.