July To Date
Shot & Killed: 29
Shot & Wounded: 123
Total Shot: 152
Total Homicides: 33

Week in Progress (7/15 – 7/21)
Shot & Killed: 6
Shot & Wounded: 18
Total Shot: 24
Total Homicides: 6

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 247
Shot & Wounded: 1291
Total Shot: 1538
Total Homicides: 299

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Chicago's 1995 heatwaveAfter an extended, yet subdued marching July 4th Shoot-o-Rahm-A, we’re back with another double digit homicide week wrapping up with another 90°+ weekend.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 23 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 8 killed, 55 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 10 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 45 wounded

Friday 7/13
12:55p 400 E 111th, Roseland, M/27
11:15p 5500 W Corcoran, Austin, M/26
11:20p 1400 E 67th, Woodlawn, M/22
Saturday 7/14
12:35a 4300 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/20
1:45a 100 S Waller, Austin, M/61
2:10a 400 E Kensington, West Pullman, M/46
2:40a 2900 S Loomis, Bridgeport, M/18
3:00a 1100 S Mozart, North Lawndale, M/27
3:10a 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/20
5:15a 700 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/21
5:15a 700 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/24
5:30p 7100 S Chappel, South Shore, M/39 (story)
6:20p 6800 S East End, South Shore, M/17
6:20p 6800 S East End, South Shore, M/17
7:10p 5900 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/16
8:30p 5600 W Fullerton, Belmont Cragin, M/72
9:00p 5100 S Western, Gage Park, M/37
9:50p 6700 S King, Grand Crossing, M/17
10:10p 6200 S Vernon, Woodlawn, F/38
11:30p 4800 W Fulton, Austin, M/20
11:45p 1400 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/30
Sunday 7/15
12:25a 13200 S Corliss, Riverdale, M/48
1:25a 11600 S Morgan, West Pullman, M/44
5:00a 1100 S Richmond, North Lawndale, M/16
7:15a 900 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, F/59
12:15p 1000 N Leamington, Austin, M/?

5:50p 11100 S Halsted, Morgan Park, F/65
8:20p 4900 W Adams, Austin, M/21
8:20p 4900 W Adams, Austin, M/20
Monday Overtime
4:15a 7900 S Drexel, Chatham, F/21

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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2018 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Austin39145184
Garfield Park24116140
Englewood2285107
North Lawndale156681
Humboldt Park116576
Grand Crossing84654
New City134154
Auburn Gresham104151
Little Village34851
Chicago Lawn123648
Roseland83947
Chatham123345
West Pullman133245
South Shore93544
Woodlawn103242
All Others88421509
As of 7/17/18

2018 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
head8140
chest5266
back17123
abdomen1578
face1246
neck1131
side413
hip322
unknown/other103781
As of 7/17/18

2018 Police-involved Shootings

YearKilledWounded
201849
20171112
20161114
2015916
20141728
20131330
2012849
20112337
20101333
20091942
2018 POs11
2009-2012 stats account for CPD incidents only. 2013-2018 may include other police forces within Chicago, such as the Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff, various 3 lettered state/federal agencies or university police forces. Historical data pulled from Independent Police Review Authority Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPAcabana).

2018 Self Defense

YearKilledWounded
201823
2017129
20161210
201553
As of 6/10/18

Stats do NOT include on/off-duty police or other law enforcement and are not limited to firearm related incidents; fatal stabbings are also included. Previous years stats reflect totals for entire year.

2018 Cause of Death

CauseHomicides%
Gunshot24582.5%
Stabbing237.7%
Trauma144.7%
Strangulation51.7%
Auto31.0%
Arson31.0%
Child Abuse10.3%
Unknown/TBD31.0%
As of 7/17/18

2018 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black23628
Hispanic387
White/Other175
Police14
Self Defense-2
Unknown5251
As of 7/17/18

2018 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male2551116
Female42168
As of 7/17/18

2018 Carjack-O-Rahm-A

YearCarjackingsArrests%
20183583610.1%
2017938667.0%
20166636910.4%
20153393710.9%
20143033812.5%
20133445215.1%
2012487519.7%
20115545610.1%
2010570569.8%
20097358511.6%
Thru 6/30/18

2018 data is only year-to-date while other years are totals for the year listed. Carjacking data comes directly from the CPD’s own data set, so add 20% to obtain the true numbers.

2018 Opioid Related Deaths

YearOpioid Related Deaths
201847
2017765
2016745
2015404
Thru 2/28/18

2018 data is only year-to-date while other years are totals for the year listed. Opioid related death data comes directly from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s data set.

2018 Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged244
Suspect Charged44
Police-Involved4
Murder-Suicide3
Self-Defense2
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).

2018 Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims# of Incidents# Killed
6 shot31
5 shot33
4 shot63
Hat Trick234
2 shot14751
As of 7/1/18

2018 Cost of Stupidity

*Costs assume the following:

  • $55,000: Average gunshot victim ER and hospital expenses.
  • $1000: Average CFD ambulance ride, only applicable to 80% of victims, rest self-transport.
  • $800: Homicide-related autopsies.
  • Doesn’t include hospice care or ongoing rehabilitation.

Cost estimates provided by Chicago Killings Cost $2.5 Billion and The bill for treating a gunshot wound: $21,000 for the first 35 minutes.

Homicide Trend (1957-2017)

MayorTermHomicides
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 Emanuel2011-3,691

Police Scanner Frequencies

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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

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*Source Data & Editor’s Note

We compile our own dataset using the following sources: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-TimesHomicide Watch Chicago (no longer updated), DNAInfo Chicago (out of business), Chicago Redeye Homicide Tracker (no longer updated), NBC5 Chicago, Chicago Tribune’s Shooting Tracker & Homicide Tracker, Cook County Medical Examiner, CPD’s Historical Data Set, City of Chicago Data Portal, Chicago Police Department Arrest Record Search 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.