October to Date
Shot & Killed: 29
Shot & Wounded: 112
Total Shot: 141
Total Homicides: 32

Week in Progress (10/14 – 10/20)
Shot & Killed: 6
Shot & Wounded: 43
Total Shot: 49
Total Homicides: 6

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 407
Shot & Wounded: 2055
Total Shot: 2462
Total Homicides: 472

The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Crime Scene Tape

8:00a Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 3 killed, 10 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 29 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 35 wounded

Friday 10/19
1:45p 2300 S Western, Lower West Side, M/21
5:30p 7000 S Cornell, South Shore, M/82
6:40p 5900 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/38
6:40p 5900 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/?
6:45p 3100 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/34
9:25p 3600 E 99th, East Side, M/39

9:30p 7300 S Halsted, Englewood, M/23
9:30p 3400 W Cermak, Little Village, M/34
Saturday 10/20
1:10a 100 N Kilbourn, Garfield Park, M/28
3:30a 300 W Ontario, Near North Side, M/22
4:00a 600 N LaSalle, Near North Side, M/23
6:30a 4400 N Kimball, Albany Park, ?/?
6:30a 4400 N Kimball, Albany Park, ?/?

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

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2018 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Austin48223271
Garfield Park37192229
Englewood36145181
North Lawndale25113138
Humboldt Park1595110
Auburn Gresham2186107
Roseland157186
South Shore196180
West Pullman206080
Grand Crossing126779
New City225577
Little Village46872
Chatham174966
Woodlawn125163
Chicago Lawn174360
All Others149647796
As of 10/17/18

2018 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
head14272
chest74117
back32181
abdomen28130
face2159
neck2144
side925
hip344
unknown/other1391226
As of 10/17/18

2018 Police-involved Shootings

YearKilledWounded
2018410
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
201828
2017129
20161210
201553
As of 10/17/18

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%
Gunshot40486.1%
Stabbing286.0%
Trauma183.8%
Strangulation71.5%
Auto40.9%
Arson30.7%
Child Abuse20.4%
Unknown/TBD30.7%
As of 10/17/18

2018 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black37146
Hispanic5911
White/Other339
Police14
Self Defense-2
Unknown5397
As of 10/17/18

2018 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male4051769
Female64262
As of 10/17/18

2018 Carjack-O-Rahm-A

YearCarjackingsArrests%
2018560488.5%
2017938667.0%
20166636910.4%
20153393710.9%
20143033812.5%
20133445215.1%
2012487519.7%
20115545610.1%
2010570569.8%
20097358511.6%
Thru 9/30/18

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
2018398
2017765
2016745
2015404
Thru 9/30/18

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 and is generally extremely delayed.

2018 Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged390
Suspect Charged68
Murder-Suicide5
Police-Involved4
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
8 shot10
7 shot22
6 shot42
5 shot65
4 shot146
Hat Trick5115
2 shot24784
As of 10/17/18

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 and/or Crimeisdown.com’s most excellent Incident Map.

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.