July to Date
Shot & Killed: 25
Shot & Wounded: 162
Total Shot: 187
Total Homicides: 29

Week in Progress (7/14 – 7/19)
Shot & Killed: 7
Shot & Wounded: 45
Total Shot: 52
Total Homicides: 7

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 255
Shot & Wounded: 1185
Total Shot: 1440
Total Homicides: 281

The Weekend’s Stupidity

The weekend forecast calls for excessive heat and humidity, widespread apathy with a slight chance of selective outrage and maybe some rain too.

9:00p Stupidity Tally: 1 killed, 4 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 9 killed, 36 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 38 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 7/19
5:05p 700 N Lorel, Austin, M/51
6:00p 5200 S Maplewood, Gage Park, M/21
6:20p 7200 S East End, South Shore, M/27
7:20p 200 W 105th, Roseland, M/21
8:35p 2400 N Cicero, Belmont Cragin, M/?

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

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2019 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Englewood2285107
Austin2677103
Garfield Park227496
Humboldt Park155671
Roseland145670
North Lawndale115162
Grand Crossing105161
Chicago Lawn103848
South Shore93746
Auburn Gresham123143
Near West Side63137
Little Village52934
South Chicago82634
Chatham72431
Near North Side21921
All Others72332395
As of 7/1/19

2019 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
head6739
chest5660
back18105
neck1218
abdomen1055
face842
side416
shoulder354
unknown/other73591
As of 7/1/19

2019 Police-involved Shootings

YearKilledWounded
201953
2018615
20171112
20161114
2015916
20141728
20131330
2012849
20112337
20101333
20091942
2019 POs13
2009-2012 stats account for CPD incidents only. 2013-2019 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 the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

2019 Self Defense

YearKilledWounded
201956
2018414
2017138
20161210
201553
As of 7/1/19

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.

2019 Cause of Death

CauseHomicides%
Gunshot25290.6%
Stabbing165.8%
Strangulation41.4%
Trauma20.7%
Child Abuse20.7%
Auto10.4%
Maternal Assault10.4%
As of 7/17/19

2019 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black22815
Hispanic364
White/Other111
Police15
Self Defense-5
Unknown3248
As of 7/17/19

2019 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male2421002
Female36169
As of 7/17/19

2019 Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged219
Suspect Charged22
Self-Defense5
Police-Involved4
Murder-Suicide1

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).

Live Streams

New for 2019, we’re going to be live streaming police scanner traffic on YouTube most Saturday evenings or if and when other occasions permit. Join us!
Past streams:
7/4/2019: July 4th Insanity
6/30/2019: Post Pride Parade Stupidity
6/14/2019: Friday Night Stupidity
5/25/2019: Memorial Day Weekend Nonsense
4/17/2019: “Large Groups” & Downtown Stupidity
4/14/2019: Saturday Night Live Stream
4/13/2019 First dlive Chicago Values stream
4/6/2019: Broadcasting Chicago Values
3/23/2019: Saturday Night Live Stream
3/16/2019: Vomit O’Rahma
3/9/2019: Saturday Night Live Stream
3/2/2019: Zone 10 Saturday Night!
2/28/2019: The first one. Just a test.

Due to the length of the streams and YouTube’s algorithmic black box, many of the streams are unlisted and only accessible via direct links. If you happen to be on dlive, we’re doing live streams over there as well.

2019 Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims# of Incidents# Killed
8 shot13
7 shot12
6 shot20
5 shot21
4 shot61
Hat Trick3011
2 shot14150
As of 7/1/19

Homicide Trend (1957-2018)

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

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, 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.