May to Date
Shot & Killed: 43
Shot & Wounded: 217
Total Shot: 260
Total Homicides: 45

Week in Progress (5/24 – 5/30)
Shot & Killed: 4
Shot & Wounded: 23
Total Shot: 27
Total Homicides: 4

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 187
Shot & Wounded: 847
Total Shot: 1034
Total Homicides: 207

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend 2020Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the annual Summer Shooting Season with a special “this is not a lockdown, it’s not martial law” twist that’ll sure to do absolutely nothing to keep the hi-speed lead virus R0 below 1.

11:00p Not-A-Lockdown Tally: 10 killed, 38 wounded
2019 weekend tally: 8 killed, 35 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 8 killed, 31 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 44 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 67 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 21 wounded

Friday 5/22
2:05p 1800 S Avers, North Lawndale, M/17
4:20p 2500 E 79th, South Shore, M/22
9:15p 7900 S State, Grand Crossing, M/21
11:25p 5600 S Paulina, Englewood, M/41
Saturday 5/23
12:10a 400 E 61st, Woodlawn, M/30
12:50a 7600 S Exchange, South Shore, M/15
1:20a 6400 S King, Grand Crossing, M/37
1:45a 600 N Lockwood, Austin, M/33
6:05a 5949 S Justine, Englewood, M/28
6:25p 3900 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/23
6:25p 3900 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/26
6:25p 3900 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/35
6:25p 3900 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/43
6:55p 5700 S Wolcott, Englewood, M/25
6:55p 5700 S Wolcott, Englewood, M/35
7:45p 1300 W 97th, Washington Heights, M/32
8:05p 6500 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/35
9:35p 8739 S Parnell, Auburn Gresham, F/31
9:55p 6100 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/16
11:10p 3400 W North, Humboldt Park, M/28

11:50p 4500 W Maypole, Garfield Park, F/23
Sunday 5/24
2:10a 3800 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/23
3:50a 7800 S Ingleside, Grand Crossing, M/45
7:45a 1000 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/21

7:55a 100 W 105th, Roseland, M/22
3:05p 400 E 103rd, Roseland, M/?
5:00p 200 W 99th, Roseland, M/27
7:55p 1500 S Wood, Near West Side, M/26
7:55p 1500 S Wood, Near West Side, F/42
8:30p 1500 W 88th, Auburn Gresham, M/36
10:30p 3400 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/22
Memorial Day
12:40a 5600 S Drexel, Hyde Park, M/35
2:10a 8800 S May, Auburn Gresham, M/45
2:10a 8800 S May, Auburn Gresham, M/45
2:30a 6500 S Drexel, Woodlawn, M/23
2:35a 7300 S Paulina, Englewood, M/53
3:20a 9800 S Ellis, Pullman, M/30
5:10a 12000 S Wallace, West Pullman, F/15
9:00a 800 N St. Louis, Humboldt Park, M/35
4:50p 9000 S Racine, Washington Heights, M/21
6:30p 3000 S Gratten, Bridgeport, M/20
6:50p 9100 S Union, Washington Heights, M/22
8:30p 2800 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/45
8:30p 2800 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/52
9:20p 8800 S Burley, South Chicago, M/20
9:20p 8800 S Burley, South Chicago, F/21
9:50p 3500 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/29
10:20p 6900 S Loomis, Englewood, M/?

Key:
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Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Tuesday

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2020 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Garfield Park1985104
Austin2082102
Englewood145973
Grand Crossing84957
Humboldt Park104454
North Lawndale54954
Auburn Gresham122638
South Shore112132
Roseland62430
Chatham81826
Near West Side32326
Little Village101525
New City71623
Chicago Lawn51419
West Pullman41418
All Others64285349
As of 5/24/20

2020 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
head6033
chest4244
abdomen1359
side1212
back869
neck812
face430
ass240
unknown/other57487
As of 5/24/20

2020 Homicide Trend

YearHomicidesWounded
2019207746
2018211879
20172561137
20162521296
2015174843
2014157702
Previous year data is reflective of the year-to-date total through the end of the current month.

2020 Police-involved Shootings

YearKilledWounded
202032
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
202035
201969
2018414
2017138
20161210
201553
As of 4/22/20

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.

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Cook County Corona-O-Meter

IllnessCasesDeathsCFR*
COVID-1972,0103,3044.6%
Hi-Speed Lead1,01718618.2%
Thru 5/24/20

*Case Fatality Rate (CFR) = deaths/confirmed cases. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cook County as reported by the Coronavirus COVID-19 dashboard found on the Illinois Department of Public Health website. Count does not include asymptomatic cases or undiagnosed people who recover at home.

Corona Demographics

Confirmed COVID-19 deaths and related demographic data can be found at the Cook County Medical Examiner website. Conformed deaths are recorded as “WITH” COVID-19 not necessarily “BECAUSE OF” COVID-19. Nursing (Slaughter) Homes: Coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care facilities now make up 48% of state total.

Corona Comorbidities

Currently, 90.6% of all COVID-19 related deaths in Cook County have at least one (1) underlying condition. 70.6% have at least two (2) or more.

ComorbidityCases%*
Hypertension1,36546.0%
Heart Disease1,28443.3%
Diabetes1,23341.6%
COPD51117.2%
Kidney Disease46815.8%
Dementia38613.0%
Obesity 2739.2%
Atrial fibrillation2689.0%
Hyperlipidemia2518.5%
Cancer1264.2%
All Others73124.7%
Thru 5/18/20
*Percentages relate to number of deaths with listed condition. Confirmed COVID-19 deaths and related comorbidities data can be found at the Cook County Medical Examiner website. CCME totals deaths may exceed IDPH totals as CCME is reviewing and updating older cases. Conformed deaths are recorded as “WITH” or “RELATED TO” COVID-19 not necessarily “BECAUSE OF” COVID-19.

2020 Cause of Death

CauseHomicides%
Gunshot14288.8%
Stabbing95.6%
Trauma85.0%
Strangulation10.6%
As of 4/30/20

2020 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black11617
Hispanic334
White/Other82
Police-3
Self Defense-3
Unknown3131
As of 4/30/20

2020 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male144549
Female1671
As of 4/30/20

2020 Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims# of Incidents# Killed
7 shot10
6 shot10
5 shot21
4 shot23
Hat Trick1310
2 shot7826
As of 4/26/20

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.

2020 Carjack-O-Rahm-A

YearCarjackingsArrests%
202013543.0%
2019603528.6%
2018775769.8%
2017938667.0%
20166636910.4%
20153393710.9%
20143033812.5%
20133445215.1%
2012487519.7%
20115545610.1%
2010570569.8%
20097358511.6%
Thru 2/22/20

Carjacking data comes directly from the CPD’s own data set, so add 20% to obtain the true numbers. Previous year data sets represent the entire year’s tally.

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.