Final 2013 Totals
Shot & Killed: 374
Shot & Wounded: 1778
Total Homicides*: 454

2013 Shot Placement

Neighborhood
Shootings
%
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

Neighborhood
Homicides
%
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

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2013 Cause of Death

Cause
Homicides
%
Gunshot37283.0%
Stabbing409.0%
Auto81.8%
Trauma81.8%
Child Abuse71.6%
Asphyxia61.3%
Assault61.3%
Arson10.2%
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2013 Race of Victim

Race
Homicides
%
Black35779.7%
Hispanic8318.5%
White81.8%
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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.

Crime
Total
% w/ Gun
Robbery11,82137.4%
Aggravated Battery6,85822.7%
Aggravated Assault3,89244.2%
Criminal Sexual Assault1,2345.3%
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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.

Weapon
Total
%
Other/None6,68056.5%
Handgun4,35836.9%
Knife7176.1%
Shotgun/Rifle660.6%
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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.

Weapon
Total
%
Handgun1,69843.6%
Knife1,15629.7%
Other/None96124.7%
Shotgun/Rifle772.0%
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Police Scanner Frequencies

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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.