Final 2013 Totals
Shot & Killed: 375
Shot & Wounded: 1810
Total Shot: 2185
Total Homicides: 455

2013 Shot Placement

NeighborhoodShootings%
Englewood21011.2%
Austin1226.5%
Garfield Park955.1%
Grand Crossing945.0%
West Pullman794.2%
South Shore754.0%
All Others101463.9%
As of 12/31/13

2013 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicides%
Englewood4710.5%
South Shore317.0%
Austin306.7%
Garfield Park276.1%
West Pullman214.7%
Auburn Gresham204.5%
North Lawndale194.3%
Roseland184.0%
Humboldt Park173.8%
New City153.4%
Grand Crossing143.1%
South Chicago122.7%
All Others17739.2%
Final 2013

2013 Cause of Death

CauseHomicides%
Gunshot37283.0%
Stabbing409.0%
Auto81.8%
Trauma81.8%
Child Abuse71.6%
Asphyxia61.3%
Assault61.3%
Arson10.2%
Final 2013

2013 Race of Victim

RaceHomicides%
Black35779.7%
Hispanic8318.5%
White81.8%
Final 2013

2013 Other Violent Crimes

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set 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.

CrimeTotal% w/ Gun
Robbery11,82137.4%
Aggravated Battery6,85822.7%
Aggravated Assault3,89244.2%
Criminal Sexual Assault1,2345.3%
Final 2013

2013 Robbery Totals

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set 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.

WeaponTotal%
Other/None6,68056.5%
Handgun4,35836.9%
Knife7176.1%
Shotgun/Rifle660.6%
Final 2013

2013 Assault Totals

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set 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.

WeaponTotal%
Handgun1,69843.6%
Knife1,15629.7%
Other/None96124.7%
Shotgun/Rifle772.0%
Final 2013

Police Scanner Frequencies

If you’re interested in listening to Chicago mayhem, invest in a quality scanner or a cheaper two-way radio and tune in to the frequencies below. If you’re not local, head over to either the Apple or Google app store and download a scanner app or check out Broadcastify’s Live Audio Feeds.

Freq.CPD Dist.Main 'hoods
460.125CW 1Citywide
460.175CW 2 & 6Citywide
460.1501 & 18Loop, Mag Mile, Gold Coast
460.5002 & 21Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard
460.0753Woodlawn, South Shore
460.2004 & 6Auburn Gresham, Chatham
460.0255 & 22Roseland, West Pullman
460.4007 & 8Englewood, Chicago Lawn
460.4509Bridgeport, Brighton Park, New City
460.22512 & 14Near West Side, Wicker Park, Logan Square
460.10010 & 11Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, N. Lawndale
460.42515 & 25Austin, Belmont-Cragin
460.05019Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown
460.37520 & 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 (out of business), Chicago Redeye Homicide Tracker (no longer updated), NBC5 Chicago, Chicago Tribune’s Shooting Tracker & Homicide Tracker, CPD’s Historical Data Set, 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 count homicides, whereas the CPD counts murders. A homicide, or a non-fatal shooting, regardless of type or by whom, within the city limits of Chicago counts towards our total metric, including anything on the expressways. 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.