October to Date
Shot & Killed: 29
Shot & Wounded: 207
Total Shot: 235
Total Homicides: 35

Week in Progress (Sun – Sat)
Shot & Killed: 7
Shot & Wounded: 31
Total Shot: 37
Total Homicides: 8

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 312
Shot & Wounded: 1897
Total Shot: 2209
Total Homicides: 373

No Tagbacks

Either someone got the jump on David here, or he didn’t play enough Call of Duty:

“Officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 2100 block of West 18th Place and found David Morgan, 36, lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

According to a police report, Morgan was caught on video holding a handgun and standing between two vehicles, waiting for one to pass by, when someone in the vehicle shot him in the head.”

D’oh!

“Morgan fell to the ground, and someone came up to him, retrieved his handgun and fired at the shooter’s vehicle numerous times, according to the report. The person then tried to drag Morgan onto the curb, then ran off camera.

There are no cooperating witnesses to the shooting, which is thought to be gang-related, according to the report. A police source said Morgan had documented gang ties.”

What? That’s unheard of! Uncooperative gangbangers? Where? Someone better tell Bobby Rush about this “gang” thing. They supposedly don’t exist. Now where’s that gun… it needs some blamin’.

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1440
back31171
chest76118
arm184
head10477
abdomen23113
ass1125
thigh198
foot93
hand67
shoulder66
face1048
ankle42
side432
neck625
other288
As of 10/25/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood39213252
Austin28151179
Garfield Park29105134
Humboldt Park1589104
Roseland117384
South Shore117283
Auburn Gresham176582
Grand Crossing77582
South Chicago116576
North Lawndale96170
West Pullman65965
New City125264
Washington Heights55055
Chatham144054
Chicago Lawn173451
All Others134652786
As of 10/25/14

Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot30783.7%
Stabbing297.9%
Assault143.8%
Auto71.9%
Child Abuse41.1%
Strangulation30.8%
Arson20.5%
Neglect10.3%
As of 10/27/14

Race of Victim/Attacker

Race
Victim
Attacker
Black28390
Hispanic5016
White/Other2311
Police-15
As of 10/27/14
*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
Male3261654
Female41228
As of 10/27/14

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
20141522
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 shot177
3 shot6120
2 shot23257
As of 10/6/14

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

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.