2015 Crime and Murder Stats for Chicago

July 27, 2015 in News by RBN Staff

Here is a data compilation of the violence which is a daily occurrence in the ‘Gun Free Zone’, a.k.a. ‘Easy Murder City’, known as Chicago, Illinois … brace yourself.

Chicago homicide: 7900 block of South Merrill Ave

Source: HeyJackass

July To Date
Shot & Killed: 45
Shot & Wounded: 229
Total Shot: 274
Total Homicides: 47

The Weekend’s Stupidity
Shot & Killed: 7
Shot & Wounded: 34
Total Shot: 41
Total Homicides: 7

Year To Date
Shot & Killed: 234
Shot & Wounded: 1319
Total Shot: 1553
Total Homicides: 268

The Weekend’s [Non]Hysteria

HYSTERIA!Frequent visitors should know the routine by now: National media outlets, mildly retarded politicians along with their social media hangers-on will lose their collective s**t/c***m their shorts over another “mass shooting” where [X] number of people are killed by [insert favored description here] because [pick one reason: flag, NRA or Religion of Peace workplace violence] all while completely ignoring the same [X] that happens here day after day.

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 7/24
3:00p 6500 S Justine, Englewood, M/24
6:45p 1200 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/17
7:45p 8801 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, F/25
11:05p 1000 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, M/16
Saturday 7/25
12:50a 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/32
2:10a 2600 W 24th, Little Village, M/40
2:40a 8100 S Loomis, Auburn Gresham, F/24
4:05a 2500 W Iowa, West Town, F/22
5:15a 6400 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/24
7:00a Woman found dead on Loop El platform
7:00a 2300 W Chicago, West Town, M/21
5:00p 7800 S Seeley, Auburn Gresham, F/37
7:30p 3100 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/21
7:30p 3100 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/21
10:15p 1100 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, M/21
10:15p 1100 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, M/21
10:15p 7900 S Ingleside, Chatham, M/53
11:40p 7900 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/27
11:40p 7900 S Exchange, South Chicago, F/19
11:45p 6800 S Paulina, Englewood, M/20
Sunday 7/26
12:15a 7500 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, M/16
12:35a 6100 S King, Washington Park, M/40
1:00a 1400 N Milwaukee, West Town, M/40
2:05a 1700 E 69th, South Shore, F/22
2:05a 1700 E 69th, South Shore, F/35
2:35a 500 N Avers, Humboldt Park, M/32
2:35a 500 N Avers, Humboldt Park, M/?
2:35a 500 N Avers, Humboldt Park, F/26
5:00a 1600 W 53rd, New City, M/39
5:30a 2600 W 23rd, Little Village, M/27
9:15a 8100 S Manistee, South Chicago, M/18 (photos,video)
2:30p 700 W 48th, New City, M/32
3:30p 8000 S Washtenaw, Ashburn, M/22
5:45p 700 W 103rd, Washington Heights, M/42
6:05p 7900 S Stony Island, Avalon Park, M/22
6:45p 2859 S Kedvale, Little Village, M/16
11:55p 6800 S Morgan, Englewood, M/24
Monday Overtime
12:00a 8100 S Muskegon, South Chicago, M/28
12:20a 8500 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/24
1:55a 2300 W 19th, Lower W Side, M/23
2:35a 1700 W Montvale, Morgan Park, M/19
3:00a 4700 S Drexel, Kenwood, M/21

Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Chalkie - General Shot Placement

Shot Placement

Placement Killed Wounded
chest 59 68
head 57 50
back 33 127
side 13 24
abdomen 11 82
face 5 37
neck 3 28
shoulder 2 62
other 5 778
As of 7/26/15
City Homicide Map

Deadliest ‘hoods

Neighborhood Homicides Wounded Total
Englewood 18 161 179
Austin 23 99 122
Garfield Park 9 96 105
Roseland 13 55 68
Auburn Gresham 5 58 63
North Lawndale 14 48 62
Chicago Lawn 7 54 61
Humboldt Park 10 49 59
New City 8 49 57
Chatham 9 44 53
Grand Crossing 10 42 52
South Shore 13 36 49
Woodlawn 4 36 40
South Chicago 11 27 38
West Pullman 4 33 37
All Others 108 421 529
As of 7/26/15
2015 Cause of Death

Cause of Death

Cause Homicides %
Gunshot 234 87.3%
Stabbing 18 6.7%
Trauma 5 1.9%
Asphyxiation 3 1.1%
Auto 3 1.1%
Assault 2 0.7%
Child Abuse 2 0.7%
Arson 1 0.4%
As of 7/27/15
2015 Race of Victim and Attacker

Race of Victim/Assailant

Race Victim Assailant
Black 197 42
Hispanic 48 12
White/Other 10 6
Police 4
As of 7/20/15

*Victim metrics only include homicides. Assailant metrics only account for those incidents where either an arrest has been made or if it involved the police.

2015 Gender of Victim

Gender of Victim

Gender Killed Wounded
Male 241 1186
Female 27 132
As of 7/27/15
2014 vs 2015 Total Shot Trend

Total Shot

2014 2015 YoY %
Jan 103 152 +47.5%
Feb 72 78 +8.3%
Mar 120 211 +75.8%
Apr 263 238 -9.5%
May 270 322 +19.2%
Jun 280 289 +3.2%
Jul 1-26 281 274 -2.5%
As of 7/27/15
The Cost of Stupidity, Toe Tag, Chicago

The 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.

Chicago homicide: 7900 block of South Merrill Ave


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2015 homicide clearance rate

Homicide Clearance Rate

Legal Outcome Homicides
No Suspect Charged 188
Suspect Charged 60
Murder/Suicide 6
Police-Involved 4
Self-Defense 1

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).

2015 Chicago Police Shootings

Police-involved Shootings

Year Killed Wounded
2015 4 8
2014 17 28
2013 13 30
2012 8 49
2011 23 37
2010 13 33
2009 19 42

2009-2012 stats account for CPD incidents only. 2013-2015 may include other police forces within Chicago, such as the Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff or various 3 lettered federal agencies. Historical data pulled from Independent Police Review Authority.

Multi-victim or mass shootings

Multi-victim Shootings

# of Victims # of Incidents # Killed
5 shot 3 0
4 shot 4 4
Hat Trick 34 16
2 shot 157 48
As of 7/24/15
2015 Negligent discharges, otherwise known as Selfies


A “selfie” is an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound or occasionally referred to as a “negligent discharge”. Metric doesn’t include suicides or suicide attempts.

Death Investigations

Death Investigations

A death investigation is the process whereby the CPD seeks to understand how and why a person died, typically under suspicious circumstances, but has NOT officially declared the incident a homicide.

2015 No Hitters - days without a shooting or homicide

No Hitters

Dates without a reported shooting or homicide: 1/7, 1/12, 1/15, 2/5, 2/18, 2/24 and 2/28.

Chicago Homicides by Year, 1957 - 2013

Yearly Murder Trend (1957-2014)

Mayor Term Homicides
Richard J. Daley 1955-1976 10,910
Michael Bilandic 1976-1979 2,408
Jane Byrne 1979-1983 3,202
Harold Washington 1983-1987 3,295
Eugene Sawyer 1987-1989 978
Richard M. Daley 1989-2011 14,653
Rahm Emanuel 2011- 1,931
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… Aaaand It’s Gone!

South Park - And it's gone!“You can reclassify an aggravated assault or you can unfound a robbery, but how do you make a body disappear?” – Major Howard “Bunny” Colvin, The Wire

Looks as if G-Math took Bunny’s advice and unfounded a robbery, only the one unfounded was the most publicized robbery of 2014 – the one involving the Mayor’s son. Our colleagues over at Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown made the eye-popping discovery:

“CWB has found that the beating and robbery of Emanuel’s teenage son on December 19 does not appear anywhere in the Chicago Data Portal — a city-run public web site that is supposed to be so accurate, the Chicago Police Department used its existence as an excuse to stop issuing annual reports to citizens after nearly 50 years.

After two armed robberies were reported in Emanuel’s neighborhood this week, a CWB editor visited the city database to compare year-over-year robbery rates for that area.

He didn’t get very far: “The robbery of the mayor’s son was probably the highest-profile robbery in Chicago last year,” he said, “Its absence screamed at me.”

CWB contacted the Chicago Police Department about the missing data on Tuesday morning. No one has responded to our inquiry.”

It’s bulls**t like this along with the Chicago Magazine articles and the Chicago Tribune article that made us stop using the “data” portal a year ago.

Like we said when this story first broke, “we wouldn’t be surprised if this strong-arm robbery gets downgraded to theft, lost property or just goes away completely.”Between the alleged offender being charged as a juvenile (therefore no mugshot, no names, no details, hence no story) and the missing data point, it looks like “goes away completely” was an accurate prediction.

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
460.1250 CW 1 Citywide
460.1750 CW 2 Citywide
460.1500 1 & 18 Loop, Mag Mile, Gold Coast
460.5000 2 & 21 Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard
460.0750 3 Woodlawn, South Shore
460.2000 4 & 6 Auburn Gresham, Chatham
460.0250 5 & 22 Roseland, West Pullman
460.4000 7 & 8 Englewood, Chicago Lawn
460.4500 12 & 14 Near West Side, New City
460.1000 10 & 11 Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, N. Lawndale
460.4250 15 & 25 Austin, Belmot-Cragin
460.0500 19 Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown
460.3750 20 & 24 Edgewater, Rogers Park
Chicago Fire Citywide

*Source Data & Editor’s Note

We compile our own dataset using the following sources: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-TimesHomicide Watch Chicago, DNAInfo Chicago,Chicago Redeye Homicide Tracker, NBC5 Chicago,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 counts homicides, whereas the CPD counts murders. A homicide, regardless of type or by whom, within the city limits of Chicago counts towards our total metric. 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 theGlossary page.


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