May To Date
Shot & Killed: 28
Shot & Wounded: 219
Total Shot: 247
Total Homicides: 33

Last Week (5/17 – 5/23)
Shot & Killed: 9
Shot & Wounded: 64
Total Shot: 73
Total Homicides: 10

Year To Date
Shot & Killed: 134
Shot & Wounded: 782
Total Shot: 916
Total Homicides: 156

Summer Kickoff

American FlagThe Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer shooting and killing season. Now through Labor Day, we’ll expect to tally somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 homicides and another 800 shot and wounded.

Stupidity Tally as of 8:00a: 9 killed, 33 wounded
2014’s weekend tally: 8 killed, 22 wounded

Friday 5/22
2:45p 3000 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/21
7:05p 2909 W 66th, Chicago Lawn, M/37 !!
8:00p 7039 S Justine, Englewood, M/17
8:00p 7039 S Justine, Englewood, F/4
8:00p 7039 S Justine, Englewood, F/15
11:10p 640 N Menard, Austin, M/26
Saturday 5/23
12:15a 900 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/20
12:15a 900 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/21
12:15a I55/Damen, Bridgeport, M/15
12:30a 9200 S Normal, Washington Heights, M/44
12:30a 9200 S Normal, Washington Heights, M/19
12:30a 1100 W 104th, Washington Heights, F/45
12:30a 1100 W 104th, Washington Heights, M/18
1:05a 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/21
1:15a 100 E Garfield, Washington Park, M/20
1:45a 1700 W Pierce, West Town, M/34
2:10a 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/20

3:00a 11200 S Steward, Roseland, M/26
12:45p 100 N Laramie, Austin, M/24
3:15p 5yr old killed in hit-and-run
5:30p 6800 S Stony Island, South Shore, M/25
9:10p 100 N Kildare, Garfield Park, M/28
!!!!HAWKS WIN!!!!
11:30p 7300 S Damen, Englewood, M/30
11:45p 4717 N Troy, Albany Park, M/27
Sunday 5/24
12:10a 1300 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/20
12:20a 3805 W Hirsch, Humboldt Park, M/32
12:30a 7900 S East End, South Shore, M/32
12:30a 7900 S East End, South Shore, M/24 !
12:35a 10100 S Yale, Roseland, M/33
12:50a 6135 S Honore, Englewood, M/39
12:50a 6135 S Honore, Englewood, F/29
12:50a 6135 S Honore, Englewood, M/25
3:30p 3200 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/38
4:00p 3300 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/28

☂☂ Rain Delay ☂☂
5:35p 4500 N St. Louis, Albany Park, M/19
8:15p 800 E 45th, Kenwood, M/15
8:15p 800 E 45th, Kenwood, M/14
10:30p 2000 W 69th, Englewood, M/20
10:30p 2000 W 69th, Englewood, M/25
Memorial Day
2:00a 5900 W Montrose, Portage Park, M/20
3:25a 11300 S Stewart, Roseland, M/25
3:25a 11300 S Stewart, Roseland, M/25
4:30a 10800 S Avenue N, East Side, M/20

! #ShotInTheAss
!! #ShotInThJunk
Memorial Day Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Tuesday

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Shot Placement

As of 5/24/15

Deadliest ‘hoods

Garfield Park55055
Chicago Lawn63440
New City43539
Humboldt Park23638
North Lawndale72532
Grand Crossing32831
Auburn Gresham32629
South Shore82028
South Chicago71724
West Pullman32023
All Others66248314
As of 5/24/15

Cause of Death

Child Abuse21.4%
As of 5/18/15

Race of Victim/Assailant

As of 5/18/15
*Victim metrics only include homicides. Assailant metrics only account for those incidents where either an arrest has been made or if it involved the police.

Gender of Victim

As of 5/18/15

Gallery (Warning: graphic)

Ramon Gartman, 33, was fatally shot in the face in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue around noon on Thursday, May 22, 2015. Nobody has been charged for his murder. Photos by @SPOTNEWSonIG.

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Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged96
Suspect Charged34
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

2009-2012 stats account for CPD incidents only. 2013-2015 may include other police forces within Chicago, such as the Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff or various 3 lettered federal agencies. Historical data pulled from Independent Police Review Authority.

Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims# of Incidents# Killed
4 shot23
Hat Trick137
2 shot6320
As of 5/2/15


A “selfie” is an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound or occasionally referred to as a “negligent discharge”. Metric doesn’t include suicides or suicide attempts.

Death Investigations

A death investigation is the process whereby the CPD seeks to understand how and why a person died, typically under suspicious circumstances, but has NOT officially declared the incident a homicide.

No Hitters

Dates without a reported shooting or homicide: 1/7, 1/12, 1/15, 2/5, 2/18, 2/24 and 2/28.

Yearly Murder Trend (1957-2014)

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 Emanuel2011-1,931


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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-TimesHomicide Watch Chicago, DNAInfo Chicago, Chicago Redeye Homicide Tracker, NBC5 Chicago, City of Chicago Data Portal and CPD CLEARMAP.

Community areas and neighborhoods are determined by the Chicago Tribune’s Boundaries App.

Editor’s note: All murders are homicides, but not all homicides are murders. We counts homicides, whereas the CPD counts murders. A homicide, regardless of type or by whom, 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.