October to Date
Shot & Killed: 46
Shot & Wounded: 237
Total Shot: 283
Total Homicides: 53

Week in Progress (10/18 – 10/23)
Shot & Killed: 10
Shot & Wounded: 50
Total Shot: 60
Total Homicides: 12

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 596
Shot & Wounded: 2896
Total Shot: 3492
Total Homicides: 657

Not-A-Lockdown Weekend

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunThe Non-Essentials plan to put small businesses out of their misery starts this weekend with round two of “this is not a lockdown, it’s not martial law” pandemic theater while trigger pulling and lead catching continues its record pace.

12:00a Peaceful Tally: 4 killed, 14 wounded
2019 weekend tally: 5 killed, 21 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 39 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 2 killed, 23 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 17 killed, 45 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 10/23
12:30p 3700 W 26th, Little Village, M/25
1:25p 1600 E 95th, South Deering, M/23
2:55p 10500 S Edbrooke, Roseland, M/28
2:55p 10500 S Edbrooke, Roseland, M/58
3:45p 4700 W Jackson, Austin, M/22
7:50p 7900 S Saginaw, South Chicago, M/28
10:30p 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/33
11:15p 2700 N Newland, Montclare, M/34
Saturday 10/24
3:15a 1300 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/?
10:35a 700 S Independence, Garfield Park, M/20
10:40a 8000 S Coles, South Chicago, M/21
11:40a 1100 E 87th, Chatham, M/?
11:40a 1100 E 87th, Chatham, M/?
3:10p 1300 E 89th, Calumet Heights, F/3
4:30p 11400 S Calumet, Roseland, M/32
6:30p 100 E Chicago, Near North Side, M/26
8:25p 100 W Swann, Fuller Park, M/30
10:10p 900 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/31

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

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2020 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Englewood60248308
Austin62234296
Garfield Park53235288
North Lawndale28182210
Humboldt Park30139169
Auburn Gresham27127154
Grand Crossing18124142
South Shore32106138
Chatham2692118
Roseland1894112
Little Village237295
South Chicago196988
Chicago Lawn186987
Near West Side117687
West Pullman176582
All Others2059201125
As of 10/19/20

2020 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
head174111
chest140139
back42240
abdomen31188
neck3151
side2148
face1787
shoulder6131
unknown/other1851702
As of 10/18/20

2020 Homicide Trend

YearHomicidesWounded
20194481,952
20185012,151
20176012,602
20166633,097
20154362,196
20143831,903
Previous year data is reflective of the year-to-date total through the end of October.

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2020 Police-involved Shootings

YearKilledWounded
2020611
201966
2018615
20171112
20161114
2015916
20141728
20131330
2012849
20112337
20101333
20091942
2020 POs010
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. On-duty as well as off-duty LEOs are included. Historical data pulled from the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

2020 Self Defense

YearKilledWounded
202099
201969
2018414
2017138
20161210
201553
As of 8/17/20

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.

Cook County Corona-O-Meter

Illness+ TestsDeaths+TFR*
COVID-19170,0395,3903.17%
Hi-Speed Lead3,47459217.0%
Thru 10/22/20

*+Test Fatality Rate (+TFR) = deaths/positive tests. Confirmed COVID-19 tests in Cook County as reported by the Coronavirus COVID-19 dashboard found on the garbage Illinois Department of Public Health website. A positive test result is not the same as a case and does not necessarily mean illness or hospitalization, it simply means an infection was detected. PLEASE NOTE: A backlog of test results was released on Sept 4th. There is no indication of when these tests were performed, as such they’re all being attributed to a single day. Reporting f*ckups such as this should be ignored.

2020 Cause of Death

CauseHomicides%
Gunshot54691.2%
Stabbing284.7%
Trauma152.5%
Strangulation30.5%
Auto30.5%
Child Abuse30.5%
Asphyxia10.2%
As of 9/29/20

2020 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black47241
Hispanic959
White/Other253
Police-5
Self Defense-8
Unknown7533
As of 9/29/20

2020 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male5352,256
Female64390
As of 9/29/20

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” or “RELATED TO” COVID-19 not necessarily “BECAUSE OF” COVID-19. Nursing (Slaughter) Homes: Coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care facilities now make up 55% of state total.

Corona Comorbidities

Currently, 90.7% of all COVID-19 related deaths in Cook County have at least one (1) underlying condition. 71.1% have at least two (2) or more.

ComorbidityCases%*
Hypertension1,68149.1%
Heart Disease1,41741.4%
Diabetes1,41141.2%
COPD58217.0%
Kidney Disease54315.9%
Dementia44513.0%
Obesity 3129.1%
Atrial fibrillation3099.0%
Hyperlipidemia2918.5%
Cancer1504.4%
All Others83325.8%
Thru 5/28/20
*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.

Chicago vs Chicago Police

ShooterTotal Shot% of Total
Community3,46699.6%
On-duty CPD130.4%
As of 10/23/20

2020 Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims# of Incidents# Killed
15 shot10
8 shot14
7 shot10
6 shot75
5 shot139
4 shot2616
Hat Trick9238
2 shot395126
As of 10/18/20

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%
2020947464.9%
2019603559.1%
2018775769.8%
2017938667.0%
20166636910.4%
20153393710.9%
20143033812.5%
20133445215.1%
2012487519.7%
20115545610.1%
2010570569.8%
20097358511.6%
Thru 10/11/20

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.

2020 Deadliest CPD Districts

DistrictHomicidesWoundedTotal
01171356427
00757259316
00657236293
01050222272
00454184238
01545164209
00335164199
00533161194
00930156186
00833106139
01218119137
02517106123
0021783100
022167692
01795766
014123951
01894150
02483341
00153136
ISP42529
01961521
01671219
0207411
Unknown44
CCS112
As of 9/30/20

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.