August to Date
Shot & Killed: 43
Shot & Wounded: 252
Total Homicides*: 50

Last Week (Sun 8/24 – Sat 8/30)
Shot & Killed: 14
Shot & Wounded: 59
Total Homicides*: 16

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 243
Shot & Wounded: 1482
Total Homicides*: 286

The Closing Scene

Closing Scene from The Blues BrothersSo here we are, the last weekend of summer. Since the start of the summer, which we say is the Friday (5/23) prior to Memorial Day, we’ve tallied 147 homicides plus another 844 shot & wounded. Last summer we tallied 177 homicides and an additional 715 shot & wounded. Or as we’ve been saying, More Lead/Less Dead.

Also for you keeping score at home, last Labor Day weekend* tallied 12 killed and 27 wounded.

Stupidity Tally as of 11:00p: 4 killed, 31 wounded.

Friday 8/29
7:05p 9100 S Yates Blvd, Calumet Heights, M/22
7:05p 0 East 101st St, Roseland, M/28 !
8:10p 1800 S Throop St, Lower W. Side, M/19
8:10p 1800 S Throop St, Lower W. Side, M/22
9:00p 4600 W Van Buren St, Austin, M/32
9:00p 10000 S Avenue M, East Side, M/26
10:45p 5400 S Damen Ave, New City, M/36
Saturday 8/30
12:30a 10900 S Racine, Morgan Park, M/34
1:45a 4400 S Archer Ave, Brighton Park, M/32
2:45a 8100 S Muskegon Ave, South Chicago, F/47
5:10a 2600 W 65th St, Chicago Lawn, M/28
3:15p 10000 S Perry Ave, Roseland, M/31
10:50p 1900 N Ridgeway, Logan Square, M/59
11:10p 3700 W 57th St, West Elsdon, M/29
11:40p 5900 S Mozart St Chicago Lawn, M/20
Sunday 8/31
12:50a 6800 S Loomis Bvld, Englewood, M/34
1:35a 1000 N Monitor St Austin, M/20
1:55a 6700 S Ada St, Englewood, F/20
1:55a 6700 S Ada St, Englewood, F/21
2:30a 100 N Wood St, Near W. Side, M/26
3:05a 8800 S Burley Ave, South Chicago, M/20
4:00a 11700 S LaSalle St, West Pullman, F/52
4:00a 11700 S LaSalle St, West Pullman, F/56
5:25a 7800 S Constance Ave, South Shore, M/20
5:35a 4100 W 26th St, Little Village, M/23
6:05a 8000 S Merrill Ave, South Chicago, M/43
4:20p 800 W 95th St, Washington Heights, F/20
5:15p 1300 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park, F/29
5:15p 1300 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park, M/28
8:20p 5752 S Keeler Ave, West Elsdon, M/54
8:45p 7455 N Ridge Blvd, Rogers Park, M/29
8:45p 7455 N Ridge Blvd, Rogers Park, M/29
9:15p 9500 S Oglesby Ave, South Deering, M/51
9:15p 9500 S Oglesby Ave, South Deering, F/27
9:35p 10000 S State St, Roseland, M/24

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* Labor Day Weekend runs Fri 12p thru Tues 6a

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1333
back25132
chest5995
arm148
head8758
abdomen1692
ass198
thigh182
foot73
shoulder55
hand46
face637
ankle33
neck524
side126
other270
As of 8/29/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood30151181
Austin25129154
Garfield Park236992
Humboldt Park126375
South Shore86371
Roseland85866
Auburn Gresham135265
South Chicago105363
West Pullman65258
Grand Crossing64955
Washington Heights54853
New City94251
North Lawndale54651
Chatham123345
Chicago Lawn152742
All Others96526622
As of 8/29/14

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
%
Gunshot23685.5%
Stabbing165.8%
Assault82.9%
Auto72.5%
Strangulation31.1%
Child Abuse31.1%
Arson20.7%
Neglect10.4%
As of 8/25/14

Race of Victim/Attacker

Race
Victim
Attacker/PO
Black21858
Hispanic3712
White/Other177
Police-13
As of 8/26/14
*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
Male2411258
Female35171
As of 8/25/14

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
20141321
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 shot229
3 shot5925
2 shot20752
As of 8/25/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun52276328
Mon41167208
Tue25145170
Wed28171199
Thu30150180
Fri45215260
Sat55306361
As of 8/25/14

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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.