August to Date
Shot & Killed: 29
Shot & Wounded: 155
Total Homicides*: 33

Week in Progress (Sun -Sat)
Shot & Killed: 10
Shot & Wounded: 38
Total Homicides*: 10

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 230
Shot & Wounded: 1385
Total Homicides*: 269

Crickets

Since the shooting in Ferguson, MO on Saturday, August 9th and the collective shit-loosing episode that ensued, you may not have realized that six kids have been murdered in Chicago:

In addition to those six, 15 adults have been murdered (including one police-involved) and another 88 people have been shot and wounded. 30 (34%) of the 88 wounded were between the ages of 11-18.

That’s a whole lotta ventilated persons, yet crickets. Or as John Kass over at the Tribune wrote about Antonio Smith’s murder:

“I didn’t see protesters waving their hands in the air for network TV cameras. I didn’t see the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson playing their usual roles in the political race card game.

I didn’t see white college anarchists hiding behind their white plastic Guy Fawkes masks talking about being oppressed by the state. I didn’t see politicians equivocating.

The screamers and the race hustlers buzzing in Ferguson like flies have it easy: White cop/black victim is a script that sells, and the TV cameras come running.

But in Chicago, young African-American and Latino men and boys and girls are shot down far too regularly, by neighbors, meaning other black and Latinos.”

So in other words, crickets.

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Shot Placement

Placement
Killed
Wounded
leg1316
back23125
chest5588
arm143
head8553
abdomen1686
ass194
thigh181
foot68
shoulder49
hand45
face635
ankle31
neck522
side125
other264
As of 8/21/14

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Englewood27141168
Austin23124147
Garfield Park226688
Humboldt Park126072
South Shore85967
South Chicago105262
Roseland85361
Auburn Gresham124759
Grand Crossing64753
Washington Heights54853
West Pullman64652
North Lawndale44448
New City63642
Chatham103141
Chicago Lawn152439
All Others94501595
As of 8/21/14

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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
%
Gunshot22285.7%
Stabbing166.2%
Assault83.1%
Auto62.3%
Strangulation31.2%
Child Abuse31.2%
Neglect10.4%
As of 8/18/14

Race of Victim

Race
Homicides
%
Black20379.9%
Hispanic3513.8%
White/Other166.3%
As of 8/18/14

Gender

Gender
Killed
Wounded
Male2271197
Female32163
As of 8/18/14

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
20141121
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 shot186
3 shot5123
2 shot20049
As of 8/18/14

Day of Week

Day
Homicides
Wounded
Total
Sun39223262
Mon34144178
Tue19134153
Wed26148174
Thu26133159
Fri40185225
Sat52265317
As of 8/1/14

Time Between Incidents (Average)
Shooting: 3.5 hours
Homicide: 21.2 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.