July to Date
Shot & Killed: 36
Shot & Wounded: 210
Total Homicides*: 36

Week in Progress (Sun – Sat)
Shot & Killed: 3
Shot & Wounded: 29
Total Homicides*: 3

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 193
Shot & Wounded: 1161
Total Homicides*: 227

Catch and Release

Catch and ReleaseA vast majority of ‘honor students’ who are arrested for shootings and/or homicides have lengthy rap sheets appended to their stellar report cards. Previous infractions range from the minor, like petty theft or pot, all the way up to murder.

Back in August we penned one of our more popular posts of the year. Not because it was so well written but because of the title, “I have a gun in my ass”. The star of the article, Kreepy, was busted for hiding a defaced .22 in his ass. Now fast forward to today and Kreepy has moved on to bigger and better things, like first degree murder.

“Prosecutors described how Marco Alvarado [Kreepy], 21, and another man approached Jacob Klepacz, 32, and his friend in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue on April 28, around 3:55 a.m., after the two had left a Wrigleyville bar.

Alvarado punched Klepacz’s friend and the other attacker punched Klepacz, Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen Rogers said in court.

When both victims fell to the ground, the two punched and stomped the victims before taking their cell phones, money and a drivers’ licenses, according to prosecutors.

Klepacz’s injuries rendered him unconscious and his friend called police. Klepacz, of the 1200 block of North Noble Street, was pronounced dead at 4:21 a.m. that morning at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.”

Once again, thanks to Cook County’s “Catch & Release” or the ever popular “Hug a Thug” program, another innocent, non-combatant is dead at the hands of a lifelong jagoff.

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1253
chest4679
back21103
head7245
arm116
ass179
abdomen1465
thigh173
foot57
shoulder47
face632
hand36
ankle29
neck318
hip116
other155
As of 7/21/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Austin23117140
Englewood21110131
Garfield Park195574
Humboldt Park94958
South Shore65258
Roseland74653
Auburn Gresham84149
Grand Crossing54146
Washington Heights54146
North Lawndale44044
West Pullman43741
South Chicago102838
New City53136
Chicago Lawn122234
Chatham92433
All Others78415493
As of 7/21/14

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A 34-year-old man was found shot to death on West 28th Street and Kevdale Ave. in the Little Village neighborhood at 3:24 a.m. on May 10, 2014. Photos by @SPOTNEWSonIG.

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Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot19184.9%
Stabbing156.7%
Assault73.1%
Auto52.2%
Strangulation31.3%
Child Abuse31.3%
Neglect10.4%
As of 7/21/14

Race of Victim

Race
Homicides
%
Black17779.4%
Hispanic3113.9%
White/Other156.7%
As of 7/21/14

Gender

Gender
Killed
Wounded
Male1951003
Female30146
As of 7/21/14

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

Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims
# of Incidents
% Killed
6 shot48.3%
5 shot58.0%
4 shot169.4%
3 shot4111.4%
2 shot17712.7%
As of 7/21/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun39213252
Mon31132163
Tue17123140
Wed24133157
Thu24118142
Fri38174212
Sat52256308
As of 7/21/14

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 & 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.