April to Date
Shot & Killed: 47
Shot & Wounded: 155
Total Shot: 202
Total Homicides: 48

Week in Progress (4/21 – 4/27)
Shot & Killed: 5
Shot & Wounded: 34
Total Shot: 39
Total Homicides: 5

Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 121
Shot & Wounded: 511
Total Shot: 632
Total Homicides: 132

Hole-y Weekend Shoot-O-Rahm-a

dead easter bunny2016 had “Thou Shalt Not Murder” Easter Sunday which proved successful aside from the 12 shot & wounded. This Easter may not be so successful given the forecasted ideal shooting conditions.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 6 killed, 28 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 41 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 23 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 9 killed, 39 wounded

Friday 4/19
2:10p 8700 S Stony Island, Calumet Heights, M/21
3:05p 2200 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, M/23
3:20p 700 E 131st, Riverdale, M/43
4:15p 7500 S Chappel, South Shore, M/43
9:45p 4400 W 53rd, West Elsdon, M/30
Hole-y Saturday
3:30a 1900 N Keystone, Hermosa, M/23
3:30a 1900 N Keystone, Hermosa, M/32
4:35a 3900 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/31
12:40p 4100 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/16
12:40p 4100 W Adams, Garfield Park, F/18
1:35p 2200 N Austin, Belmont Cragin, F/48
4:35p 3800 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/30
5:05p 300 W 104th, Roseland, M/21
5:05p 300 W 104th, Roseland, M/21
5:50p 11400 S Church, Morgan Park, M/30
Easter Sunday
2:00a 7500 S Champlain, Grand Crossing, M/30
3:00a 500 E Lower Wacker, Loop, M/24 (story)
4:45a 5300 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/28
10:10a 5500 S Shields, Englewood, M/35
2:55p 13300 S Michigan, Riverdale, M/36
“Large groups” Easter egg hunt
5:55p 2000 N Kenneth, Hermosa, M/31
8:20p 3600 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/16
8:55p 4000 W Armitage, Hermosa, M/21
9:55p 1800 S Bishop, Lower West Side, M/24
10:00p 2900 W Foster, Lincoln Square, M/21
10:30p 10200 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/20
10:40p 5300 S Hoyne, New City, F/17
10:50p 4100 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/35
10:55p 2700 W 68th, Chicago Lawn, M/19
10:55p 2700 W 68th, Chicago Lawn, M/25
11:30p 1300 W 56th, Englewood, M/17
11:30p 1300 W 56th, Englewood, M/38
Monday Overtime
12:10a 800 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/21
1:40a 5400 W Walton, Austin, M/23

Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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2019 Deadliest ‘hoods

Garfield Park53035
Humboldt Park52530
South Shore42024
Grand Crossing31720
Chicago Lawn11617
Auburn Gresham6915
North Lawndale31114
Washington Heights21113
Little Village21012
Near West Side2911
Gage Park4610
New City1010
All Others27119146
As of 4/1/19

2019 Shot Placement

As of 4/1/19

2019 Police-involved Shootings

2019 POs12
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 4/9/19

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 Abuse11.2%
As of 4/1/19

2019 Race of Victim/Assailant

Self Defense-1
As of 4/1/19

2019 Gender of Victim

As of 4/1/19

2019 Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal OutcomeHomicides
No Suspect Charged72
Suspect Charged10

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:
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.

If you happen to be on dlive, we’re looking at doing live streams over there as well.

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 Emanuel2011-20194,279

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.