Final 2013 Totals
Shot & Killed: 375
Shot & Wounded: 1810
Total Shot: 2185
Total Homicides: 455

2013 Shot Placement

NeighborhoodShootings%
Englewood21011.2%
Austin1226.5%
Garfield Park955.1%
Grand Crossing945.0%
West Pullman794.2%
South Shore754.0%
All Others101463.9%
As of 12/31/13

2013 Deadliest ‘hoods

NeighborhoodHomicides%
Englewood4710.5%
South Shore317.0%
Austin306.7%
Garfield Park276.1%
West Pullman214.7%
Auburn Gresham204.5%
North Lawndale194.3%
Roseland184.0%
Humboldt Park173.8%
New City153.4%
Grand Crossing143.1%
South Chicago122.7%
All Others17739.2%
Final 2013

2013 Cause of Death

CauseHomicides%
Gunshot37283.0%
Stabbing409.0%
Auto81.8%
Trauma81.8%
Child Abuse71.6%
Asphyxia61.3%
Assault61.3%
Arson10.2%
Final 2013

2013 Race of Victim

RaceHomicides%
Black35779.7%
Hispanic8318.5%
White81.8%
Final 2013

2013 Other Violent Crimes

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set here and here, we’re questioning the validity of the data found within the city’s data portal, therefore a big ass asterisk is in order.

CrimeTotal% w/ Gun
Robbery11,82137.4%
Aggravated Battery6,85822.7%
Aggravated Assault3,89244.2%
Criminal Sexual Assault1,2345.3%
Final 2013

2013 Robbery Totals

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set here and here, we’re questioning the validity of the data found within the city’s data portal, therefore a big ass asterisk is in order.

WeaponTotal%
Other/None6,68056.5%
Handgun4,35836.9%
Knife7176.1%
Shotgun/Rifle660.6%
Final 2013

2013 Assault Totals

*Given the recent revelations about the CPD’s data set here and here, we’re questioning the validity of the data found within the city’s data portal, therefore a big ass asterisk is in order.

WeaponTotal%
Handgun1,69843.6%
Knife1,15629.7%
Other/None96124.7%
Shotgun/Rifle772.0%
Final 2013

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

*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 and CPD CLEARMAP.

Community areas and neighborhoods are determined by the Chicago Tribune’s Boundaries App.

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.