May to Date
Shot & Killed: 38
Shot & Wounded: 232
Total Shot: 270
Total Homicides: 44

Last Week’s Totals (5/20 – 5/26)
Shot & Killed: 8
Shot & Wounded: 65
Total Shot: 73
Total Homicides: 9

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 165
Shot & Wounded: 846
Total Shot: 1011
Total Homicides: 199

Memorial Day Weekend

Chicago Memorial Day ParadeThis weekend marks the start of the annual Summer Shooting Season. Similar to last year, we’ll expect to see around 250 homicides and an additional 1,000 shot and wounded between now and Labor Day weekend.

6:00p Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 6 killed, 19 wounded
2017 Memorial Day tally: 7 killed, 44 wounded
2016 Memorial Day tally: 10 killed, 67 wounded
2015 Memorial Day tally*: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014 Memorial Day tally*: 8 killed, 21 wounded

Friday 5/25
2:45p 7800 S Evans, Grand Crossing, M/38
5:00p 200 E 119th, West Pullman, M/31
5:55p 1100 N Milwaukee, West Town, M/20
11:35p 9100 S Aberdeen, Washington Heights, M/36
11:35p 9100 S Aberdeen, Washington Heights, M/46
Saturday 5/26
1:25a 2300 W 70th, Chicago Lawn, M/?
3:00a 5200 W Ohio, Austin, M/?
5:20a 6100 W Grace, Dunning, M/42
6:55a 5900 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/38
1:30p 11400 S Normal, Roseland, M/30
6:00p 300 W 113th, Roseland, M/23
6:25p 4500 W West End, Garfield Park, F/?
8:40p 5800 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/18
8:40p 5800 S Indiana, Washington Park, F/18
8:40p 5800 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/19
8:40p 800 W 76th, Auburn Gresham, F/20
9:05p 825 E 49th, Kenwood, F/18

9:35p 10 S Clinton, Near West Side, M/27
11:55p 800 N Noble, West Town, F/? (PO grazed)
Sunday 5/27
12:20a 5200 S Loomis, New City, M/19
1:15a 800 W Garfield, Englewood, M/29
2:05a 3500 W Wilson, Albany Park, M/21
2:40a 7100 S King, Grand Crossing, M/29
3:30a 4800 W Washington, Austin, M/29
8:05a 5000 S Drexel, Kenwood, M/?

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Tuesday
*Please note: Memorial Day weekends of 2014 and 2015 fell a week earlier than this year. Adjust your year-over-year comparisons as needed.

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2018 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Austin27103130
Garfield Park138194
North Lawndale125062
Humboldt Park84654
Englewood103848
Little Village33538
New City92736
Auburn Gresham62733
Grand Crossing42731
West Pullman92130
South Shore82129
Chatham101828
Chicago Lawn62127
Near West Side32124
Roseland31720
All Others59249308
As of 5/22/18

2018 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
head5224
chest3240
back1569
abdomen1145
face831
neck420
side413
hip217
unknown/other62489
As of 5/22/18

2018 Police-involved Shootings

YearKilledWounded
201807
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
201821
2017129
20161210
201553
As of 4/25/18

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%
Gunshot15782.6%
Stabbing2111.1%
Trauma63.2%
Strangulation31.6%
Child Abuse10.5%
Auto10.5%
Unknown/TBD10.5%
As of 5/22/18

2018 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black14020
Hispanic312
White/Other83
Police1-
Self Defense-2
Unknown10163
As of 5/22/18

2018 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male166699
Female24104
As of 5/22/18

2018 Carjack-O-Rahm-A

YearCarjackingsArrests%
2018275259.0%
2017938667.0%
20166636910.4%
20153393710.9%
20143033812.5%
20133445215.1%
2012487519.7%
20115545610.1%
2010570569.8%
20097358511.6%
Thru 5/16/18

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 Charged159
Suspect Charged27
Murder-Suicide2
Self-Defense2
Police-Involved0
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
5 shot10
4 shot21
Hat Trick172
2 shot10438
As of 5/22/18

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

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

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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 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.