September to Date
Shot & Killed: 19
Shot & Wounded: 76
Total Homicides*: 23

Weekend’s Stupidity (12p Fri – 6a Mon)
Shot & Killed: 2
Shot & Wounded: 16
Total Homicides*: 3

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 262
Shot & Wounded: 1557
Total Homicides*: 312

Honor Students of the Week

Jesse KazmierskiBack in March, in a sleepy southeast side neighborhood, a former CPD sergeant was murdered during a home invasion. Yesterday a second honor student was arrested in connection with the incident. The pictured honor student was arrested a few weeks ago.

A 16-year-old boy is the second person to be charged with robbing and fatally shooting a retired Chicago Police sergeant during a March home invasion on the Far South Side.

The teen, whose name has not been released, is charged with one felony count of first-degree murder and two felony counts of armed home invasion in connection with the death of 73-year-old Elmer Brown on March 10, according to a statement from Chicago Police. He is expected to appear in bond court Wednesday.

Mr. Brown may have at one time been a sergeant but subsequent reports had him partially blind and wheelchair-bound due to diabetes. Hardly what one would consider a threat during a home invasion but they shot him in the face anyway and threaten his wife:

The assailant who was holding the weapon allegedly told the 72-year-old woman, “Keep your head down bitch or I’ll f—— blow your head off too.”

Since we’ve been told time and time again it’s “guns guns guns”, we have to wonder if this particular firearm kisses his sister with that mouth (or is it barrel?).

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1363
chest64102
back28136
head9267
arm156
abdomen2095
ass1102
thigh186
foot74
shoulder59
hand54
face638
ankle34
neck624
side126
other273
As of 9/15/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood31162193
Austin26132158
Garfield Park2478102
Humboldt Park136780
South Shore86674
Auburn Gresham145670
Roseland96170
South Chicago105969
West Pullman65561
North Lawndale75158
Grand Crossing65157
New City104555
Washington Heights55055
Chatham133447
Little Village133144
All Others116553669
As of 9/15/14

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
%
Gunshot26484.6%
Stabbing206.4%
Assault123.8%
Auto72.2%
Strangulation31.0%
Child Abuse31.0%
Arson20.7%
Neglect10.3%
As of 9/15/14

Race of Victim/Attacker

Race
Victim
Attacker/PO
Black24262
Hispanic4513
White/Other187
Police-13
As of 9/15/14
*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
Male2741358
Female38194
As of 9/15/14

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 shot2511
3 shot6226
2 shot22962
As of 9/15/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun59308367
Mon46187233
Tue29153182
Wed32184216
Thu33161194
Fri50232282
Sat63327390
As of 9/15/14

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Time Between Incidents (Average)
Shooting: 3.4 hours
Homicide: 20.3 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.