December to Date
Shot & Killed: 19
Shot & Wounded: 117
Total Shot: 136
Total Homicides: 20

Week in Progress (Sun – Sat)
Shot & Killed: 7
Shot & Wounded: 38
Total Shot: 45
Total Homicides: 8

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 367
Shot & Wounded: 2146
Total Shot: 2513
Total Homicides: 434

“For The Children” Update

Warning Revenue CameraAnyone with a firing neuron or two knows that red light (and speed) cameras are a simple way to extract much needed revenue from the serfs without having to technically raise taxes. Apparently it took a study to prove this fact:

“Emanuel has credited the cameras for a 47 percent reduction in dangerous right-angle, or “T-bone,” crashes. But the Tribune study, which accounted for declining accident rates in recent years as well as other confounding factors, found cameras reduced right-angle crashes that caused injuries by just 15 percent.

At the same time, the study calculated a corresponding 22 percent increase in rear-end crashes that caused injuries, illustrating a trade-off between the cameras’ costs and benefits.”

A reduction of 15% here coupled with a rise of 22% there means more of what is supposed to be prevented is happening, right?

“So the question now is: If we eliminate a certain type of collision and increase the other and overall it stays the same, is there an argument that it is fair to go with the program?”

Fair? Who gives a shit about fair. It’s always about the money, always:

“…350 red light cameras and raised more than $500 million in $100 tickets since 2002.”

Mo’ money! Mo’ money! Mo’ money!

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1513
back38196
head12686
chest80129
arm196
abdomen30124
ass1146
thigh1109
foot98
shoulder73
hand72
face1457
ankle44
neck829
side432
other296
As of 12/11/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood46246292
Austin32166198
Garfield Park31126157
Humboldt Park24105129
South Shore1487101
Auburn Gresham177592
Roseland127991
Grand Crossing88189
South Chicago147286
North Lawndale107484
New City136174
West Pullman76774
Chicago Lawn184765
Washington Heights65662
Chatham174259
All Others157732889
As of 12/14/14

Police-involved Shootings

Year
Killed
Wounded
20141628
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, Cook County Sheriff or various 3 lettered federal agencies. Historical data pulled from Independent Police Review Authority.

Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot36084.5%
Stabbing337.7%
Assault153.5%
Auto71.7%
Child Abuse51.2%
Strangulation30.7%
Arson20.5%
Neglect10.2%
As of 12/14/14

Race of Victim/Attacker

Race
Victim
Attacker
Black32896
Hispanic6016
White/Other3112
Police-16
As of 12/14/14
*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
Male3821871
Female44245
As of 12/14/14

Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal Outcome
Homicides
No Suspect Charged272
Suspect Charged121
Police-Involved16
Murder/Suicide6
Self-Defense5
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).

Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims
# of Incidents
# Killed
7 shot11
6 shot42
5 shot32
4 shot199
Hat Trick7226
2 shot25764
As of 12/1/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun77411488
Mon61240301
Tue38206244
Wed43248291
Thu46214260
Fri74307381
Sat80435515
As of 12/7/14

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

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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 mayhem for yourself, invest in a quality scanner, such as the Uniden BCD396XT, Uniden BC75XLT or Uniden BCD996XT or a less expensive two-way radio like the Baofeng UV5RA, Baofeng UV-5R V2+ or BaoFeng BF-F8+ 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: scanners/radios 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.