October To Date
Shot & Killed: 20
Shot & Wounded: 77
Total Shot: 97
Total Homicides: 21

Week in Progress (10/13 – 10/19)
Shot & Killed: 4
Shot & Wounded: 20
Total Shot: 24
Total Homicides: 4

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 386
Shot & Wounded: 1839
Total Shot: 2225
Total Homicides: 420

The Weekend’s Stupidity

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunA 25° drop in temps is an overtime-free, surefire way to slow the stupidity… aside from the occasional mass shooting.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 20 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 4 killed, 26 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 9 killed, 17 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 22 wounded

Friday 10/11
8:40p 4600 W Barry, Hermosa, M/30
Saturday 10/12
1:50a 8200 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/40
1:50a 1700 W 51st, New City, M/23
2:45p 1000 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/19
3:55p 400 N Mayfield, Austin, F/22
5:15p 5100 W Division, Austin, M/36
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, M/61
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, M/?
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, F/66
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, F/?
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, F/52

5:55p 8600 S Elizabeth, Auburn Gresham, M/14
5:55p 8600 S Elizabeth, Auburn Gresham, M/26
6:40p 10400 S Green, Washington Heights, M/24
6:45p 7500 S Dobson, Grand Crossing, F/30
6:45p 7500 S Dobson, Grand Crossing, M/30
Sunday 10/13
12:40a 1800 N Mason, Austin, M/24
2:25a 7500 S Stewart, Grand Crossing, M/22
2:20a 8400 S Kenneth, Ashburn, M/27
4:05a 4300 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/20
5:20a 2900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, F/36
3:50p 4900 W Armitage, Belmont Cragin, M/22
5:20p 200 N Latrobe, Austin, M/21
7:30p 8300 S Burnham, South Chicago, M/23
7:40p 1000 N Menard, Austin, M/22
11:40p 5200 S Peoria, New City, M/3
No Accountability Monday
2:20a 300 S Kilbourn, Garfield Park, M/29

Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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2019 Deadliest ‘hoods

Garfield Park34148182
Humboldt Park25100125
North Lawndale2398121
Grand Crossing2179100
Auburn Gresham177491
Chicago Lawn126678
South Shore185775
Little Village95059
Near West Side85058
South Chicago134255
West Pullman44145
All Others108542650
As of 10/2/19

2019 Shot Placement

As of 10/2/19

2019 Police-involved Shootings

2019 POs14
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

As of 9/22/19

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

Child Abuse20.5%
Maternal Assault10.3%
As of 10/2/19

2019 Race of Victim/Assailant

Self Defense-6
As of 10/2/19

2019 Gender of Victim

As of 10/2/19

2019 Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged266
Suspect Charged28

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 shot24
7 shot32
6 shot30
5 shot68
4 shot198
Hat Trick5320
2 shot23883
As of 10/13/19

2019 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 (1957-2018)

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.