November to Date
Shot & Killed: 48
Shot & Wounded: 262
Total Shot: 310
Total Homicides: 53

Week in Progress (11/22 – 11/28)
Shot & Killed: 11
Shot & Wounded: 45
Total Shot: 56
Total Homicides: 13

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 661
Shot & Wounded: 3216
Total Shot: 3877
Total Homicides: 728

Turkey Shoot Weekend

3 Stooges ThanksgivingThe extended Thanksgiving weekend has been known to put up July 4th-like numbers and with 2020 being 2020, it’s not outside of the realm of stupidity this time around.

5:00p Peaceful Tally: 8 killed, 12 wounded
2019 Thanksgiving weekend: 4 killed, 28 wounded
2018 Thanksgiving weekend: 4 killed, 20 wounded
2017 Thanksgiving weekend: 8 killed, 37 wounded
2016 Thanksgiving weekend: 11 killed, 64 wounded
2015 Thanksgiving weekend: 9 killed, 22 wounded
2014 Thanksgiving weekend: 5 killed, 23 wounded
2013 Thanksgiving weekend: 4 killed, 12 wounded

Wednesday 11/25
7:50p 2300 W Madison, Near West Side, M/28
Thanksgiving
2:15a 900 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/56
3:40a 1400 S Avers, North Lawndale, M/32
2:50p 3500 W 58th, Gage Park, M/28
5:30p 7900 S Bishop, Auburn Gresham, F/19
11:05p 8000 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, M/16
11:50p 5400 S Loomis, New City, M/28
Black Friday
12:30a 1500 W 79th, Auburn Gresham, M/30
1:25a 3700 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/23
3:15a 6800 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/52

1:20p 300 W 95th, Roseland, M/19
1:20p 300 W 95th, Roseland, M/59
1:30p 1700 W Thome, Edgewater, M/27
1:30p 1700 W Thome, Edgewater, M/31

3:40p 2900 W Fulton, Garfield Park, M/25
8:30p 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/27

10:15p 9400 S Laflin, Washington Heights, F/20
10:15p 9400 S Laflin, Washington Heights, F/20
Saturday 11/28
6:10a 3100 W 26th, Little Village, M/33
2:15p 9000 S Commercial, South Chicago, M/?

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

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2020 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicidesWoundedTotal
Englewood68281349
Austin73267340
Garfield Park58275333
North Lawndale32210242
Humboldt Park35156191
Auburn Gresham30143173
Grand Crossing21134155
South Shore37112149
Chatham28102130
Roseland21107128
Little Village2480104
South Chicago227698
Chicago Lawn207595
West Pullman197594
Near West Side118293
All Others22110231244
As of 11/25/20

2020 Shot Placement

PlacementKilledWounded
head198126
chest150157
back48271
abdomen36207
neck3256
side2455
face21102
shoulder6146
unknown/other2051901
As of 11/25/20

2020 Homicide Trend

YearHomicidesWounded
20194842,112
20185492,280
20176422,767
20167463,420
20154732,334
20144222,028
Previous year data is reflective of the year-to-date total through the end of November.

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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
2020109
201969
2018414
2017138
20161210
201553
As of 10/28/20

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-19291,3096,2082.13%
Hi-Speed Lead3,86065517.0%
Thru 11/25/20

*+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%
Gunshot60890.9%
Stabbing324.8%
Trauma172.5%
Strangulation40.6%
Auto30.4%
Child Abuse30.4%
Asphyxia10.1%
Maternal Death10.1%
As of 11/1/20

2020 Race of Victim/Assailant

RaceVictimAssailant
Black53445
Hispanic1089
White/Other274
Police-6
Self Defense-10
Unknown-595
As of 11/1/20

2020 Gender of Victim

GenderKilledWounded
Male5972,528
Female72428
As of 11/1/20

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
Community3,55699.6%
On-duty CPD130.4%
As of 10/31/20

2020 Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims# of Incidents# Killed
15 shot10
8 shot14
7 shot10
6 shot75
5 shot139
4 shot2717
Hat Trick9338
2 shot405126
As of 11/1/20

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%
20201157504.3%
2019603559.1%
2018775769.8%
2017938667.0%
20166636910.4%
20153393710.9%
20143033812.5%
20133445215.1%
2012487519.7%
20115545610.1%
2010570569.8%
20097358511.6%
Thru 11/17/20

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
01179404483
00762279341
00662250312
01055245300
00460222282
01549178227
00541184225
00340181221
00935168203
00836122158
01221137158
02518116134
0021997116
0221889107
017106272
014134154
01894251
02483947
00153439
ISP52833
01981826
01681422
0207613
Unknown44
CCS112
As of 10/31/20

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.