February To Date
Shot & Killed: 24
Shot & Wounded: 82
Total Shot: 106
Total Homicides: 25

Week in Progress (2/16 – 2/22)
Shot & Killed: 3
Shot & Wounded: 7
Total Shot: 10
Total Homicides: 3

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 52
Shot & Wounded: 222
Total Shot: 274
Total Homicides: 61

St. Valentine’s Weekend

Bodies From St. Valentine's Day MassacreAs of today, this month has already tallied 25 homicides, which is three and a half times what the massacre tallied. Last year we saw the equivalent of 74 St. Valentine’s Day Massacres but we doubt any of those homicides will become part of Chicago lore quite like the original.

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 25 wounded
2019 weekend tally: 2 killed, 9 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 7 killed, 21 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 28 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 9 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 7 wounded

St. Valentine’s Day 1929
10:30a 2122 N Clark St, Lincoln Park, M/30
10:30a 2122 N Clark St, Lincoln Park, M/34
10:30a 2122 N Clark St, Lincoln Park, M/35
10:30a 2122 N Clark St, Lincoln Park, M/35
10:30a 2122 N Clark St, Lincoln Park, M/39
10:30a 2122 N Clark St, Lincoln Park, M/40
10:30a 2122 N Clark St, Lincoln Park, M/41

Friday 2/14
2:05p 5400 S State, Washington Park, M/33
3:40p 8000 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/?
9:15p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, F/14
9:15p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, F/14
9:15p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, F/15
9:15p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, M/20
9:15p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, F/23
9:15p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, M/18
10:30p 4700 S Forrestville, Grand Boulevard, M/8
10:30p 4700 S Forrestville, Grand Boulevard, F/12
Saturday 2/15
3:25a 3200 W Columbus, Ashburn, M/20
4:00a 600 N Ashland, West Town, M/29
12:10p 2400 S Troy, Little Village, F/14
4:50p 400 E 113th, Roseland, M/16
8:25p 700 N Lotus, Austin, M/24
8:45p 2600 W 23rd, Little Village, M/33
8:45p 2600 W 23rd, Little Village, M/33
11:20p 5500 W West End, Austin, M/25
Sunday 2/16
3:15a 900 W 31st, Bridgeport, M/16
2:30p 5000 W 63rd, Clearing, M/17
3:05p 6400 W Belmont, Dunning, M/30
8:55p 700 W 50th, New City, M/40

11:55p 5500 S Cottage Grove, Hyde Park, M/21
No Accountability Monday
12:15a 2900 N Harding, Avondale, F/17
2:00a 200 S Dearborn, Loop, M/? (story)
2:00a 200 S Dearborn, Loop, M/21
2:00a 200 S Dearborn, Loop, F/19
4:50a 4500 S Fairfield, Brighton Park, M/29

Key:
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Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre
2020 Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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2020 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Garfield Park52833
Austin32225
Grand Crossing31518
Englewood7916
Near West Side11314
Little Village5712
Humboldt Park2911
Auburn Gresham4610
South Shore448
Armour Square246
Chatham156
New City336
North Lawndale66
Woodlawn66
Albany Park55
All Others2180101
As of 2/17/20

2020 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
chest67
head65
neck31
back214
abdomen112
junk14
side12
leg37
unknown/other1662
As of 2/1/20

2020 Homicide Trend

YearHomicidesWounded
201949220
201884290
2017108423
2016103402
201552179
201446136
Previous year data is reflective of the year-to-date total through the end of the current month.

2020 Police-involved Shootings

YearKilledWounded
202030
201966
2018615
20171112
20161114
2015916
20141728
20131330
2012849
20112337
20101333
20091942
2020 POs01
2009-2012 stats account for CPD incidents only. 2013-2020 may include other police forces within Chicago, such as the Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff, various 3 lettered state/federal agencies, suburban departments or university police forces. Historical data pulled from the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

2020 Self Defense

YearKilledWounded
202023
201969
2018414
2017138
20161210
201553
As of 2/9/20

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.

2020 Cause of Death

CauseHomicides%
Gunshot4583.3%
Trauma59.3%
Stabbing47.4%
As of 2/11/20

2020 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black3311
Hispanic173
White/Other3-
Police-3
Self Defense-2
Unknown135
As of 2/11/20

2020 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male52174
Female213
As of 2/11/20

2020 Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims# of Incidents# Killed
6 shot10
5 shot10
4 shot12
3 shot43
2 shot3211
As of 2/15/20

2020 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 (1957-2019)

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 Emanuel2011-20194,535
Lori Lightfoot2019-

Police Scanner Frequencies

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Freq.CPD Dist.Main 'hoods
460.125CW 1Citywide
460.175CW 2Evidence Techs
460.150001 & 018Loop, Mag Mile, Gold Coast
460.500002Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard
460.075003Woodlawn, South Shore
460.200004 & 006Auburn Gresham, Chatham
460.025005 & 022Roseland, West Pullman
460.400007 & 008Englewood, Chicago Lawn
460.450009Bridgeport, Brighton Park, New City
460.225012 & 014Near West Side, Wicker Park, Logan Square
460.100010 & 011Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, N. Lawndale
460.425015 & 025Austin, Belmont-Cragin
460.050019Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown
460.375020 & 024Edgewater, 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.