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Tracking homicides in Chicago

Dunning logs a double homicide

Twelve people were killed in homicides in Chicago in the last week, including two female victims found stabbed to death Sunday in Dunning, a Northwest Side community, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Sunday, a 7-year-old girl and 34-year-old woman were found stabbed to death in a domestic case in the 3400 block of North Odell Avenue, according to officials.

Dunning, which counted 42,000 residents in the 2010 Census, has loose borders of Montrose Avenue on the north, Belmont Avenue on the south, Cumberland Avenue on the west and Austin Avenue on the east.

Dunning has logged three homicides so far this year, tied with Burnside, the Near West Side, South Deering and Uptown for the 27th highest toll of Chicago's 77 community areas. Dunning recorded one homicide last year, a stabbing fatality, the same as in 2012.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Humboldt Park, New City, North Lawndale, South Chicago, South Shore and West Englewood, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death Saturday in the 6500 block of South Minerva Avenue in Woodlawn, police said. Two days earlier, an 88-year-old man was beaten to death in the 8500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chatham, according to officials.

September ended this week with 45 homicides, up from 43 homicides in September 2013, RedEye determined.

No homicides have been logged so far this month. Thirty-two homicides were recorded in October 2013, RedEye found.

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Englewood sees 2 homicides last week

Of the 15 homicides logged in Chicago in the last two weeks, two killings occurred in Englewood, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Friday, a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 7300 block of South Halsted Street, according to officials. Two days earlier, an 18-year-old man was fatally shot in the 6100 block of South Aberdeen Street, police said.

Englewood, which had about 30,600 residents counted in the 2010 Census, has loose borders of Garfield Boulevard on the north, 75th Street on the south, Normal Avenue on the east and Racine Avenue on the west.

Englewood has logged 14 homicides so far this year, tied with Humboldt Park for the fifth highest toll among Chicago's 77 community areas. The South Side community area recorded 23 homicides last year, up from 21 killings in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last two weeks in Ashburn, Belmont Cragin, Douglas, Humboldt Park, the Near North Side, North Lawndale, Riverdale, Rogers Park, Uptown, West Englewood and West Garfield Park, according to officials.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday in the 7700 block of South Emerald Avenue in Auburn Gresham, police said. Five days earlier, a 37-year-old woman was beaten to death in the 800 block of South California Avenue in East Garfield Park, according to officials.

Thirty-two homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-three homicides were recorded in September 2013, RedEye found.

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Two men stabbed to death in Norwood Park

There were 15 homicides in Chicago in the last week including two men who were stabbed to death Friday in Norwood Park, the Northwest Side community area's first homicides in nearly two years, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

The men, ages 35 and 20, stabbed each other to death in the 5800 block of North Mobile Avenue, according to officials, who said the double homicide was a drug robbery gone wrong.

The last Norwood Park homicide was in November 2012. A 43-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 5400 block of North Natoma Avenue, according to RedEye data.

Double homicides by stabbing are rare. The last such case was in August 2012, when a 64-year-old man and 48-year-old woman were found stabbed to death in the 6400 block of North Sacramento Avenue in West Ridge, RedEye determined.

In the last week, gunshot homicides were logged in Albany Park, Burnside, Chatham, Clearing, Grand Boulevard, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, New City, North Lawndale, Portage Park, West Englewood and West Town, RedEye found.

Meanwhile, a 53-year-old man was beaten to death Sept. 4 in the 2600 block of West North Avenue in West Town, police said.

Sixteen homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-three homicides were recorded in September 2013, RedEye found.

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South Lawndale sees 2 homicides in 2 days

Two of the eight reported homicides in Chicago in the last week happened in South Lawndale on the West Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Monday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the 4300 block of West 25th Place in South Lawndale and later died, according to officials. One day earlier, a 23-year-old man was beaten and run over by a car in the 4100 block of West 26th Street, police said.

South Lawndale, which had about 79,000 residents counted in the 2010 Census, has loose borders of BNSF Railway tracks on the north, the Stevenson Expressway on the south, the 2500W coordinate on the east and Kenton Avenue on the west.

South Lawndale has logged 13 homicides so far this year, the fifth highest toll among Chicago's 77 community areas. The West Side community area recorded 10 homicides last year, down from 13 killings in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Morgan Park, New City, North Lawndale and West Ridge, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 57-year-old man was beaten to death Saturday in the 1900 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in Logan Square, police said. Three days earlier, a 38-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 4700 block of North Lawndale Avenue in Albany Park, according to officials.

August ended this week with 45 homicides, down from 53 homicides in August 2013, RedEye determined.

One homicide has been logged so far this month. Forty-three homicides were recorded in September 2013, RedEye found.

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Austin, New City each record 2 homicides

Of the 11 homicides logged in the last week in Chicago, the West Side Austin community area and Southwest Side New City community area each saw two homicides, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Austin, a 14-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday in the 1100 block of North Leclaire Avenue, police said. That same day, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the 5000 block of West Potomac Avenue, according to officials.

Austin, which had about 98,500 residents counted in the 2010 Census, has loose borders of the Metra Milwaukee District/West Line on the north, Roosevelt Road on the south, Austin Boulevard on the west and Kenton Avenue on the east.

Austin has logged 26 homicides so far this year, the deadliest toll among Chicago's 77 community areas, RedEye found. The West Side community area recorded 31 homicides last year, down from 37 killings in 2012.

In New City, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 5000 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 40-year-old man was fatally shot in the 800 block of West 50th Place, according to officials.

New City, which had about 44,300 residents counted in the 2010 Census, has loose borders of Pershing Road on the north, Garfield Boulevard on the south, Western Avenue on the west and Normal Avenue on the east.

New City has recorded eight homicides so far this year, tied with Chatham, Roseland and South Shore for the tenth highest toll among Chicago community areas.

The Southwest Side community area logged 15 homicides last year, down from 24 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Auburn Gresham, Chatham, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Riverdale, South Lawndale and West Englewood, according to police information.

Thirty-seven homicides have been logged so far this month. Fifty-three homicides were recorded in August 2013, RedEye determined.

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Tracking homicides in Chicago is an ongoing project of the RedEye. This site is updated regularly with information from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Breaking News Center. Information is subject to change. Data points appear Thursdays in RedEye’s print edition.

EveryBlock was a source for 2008 homicide data.

dataSteal the data that drives this application

This application is based on Homicide Report, created for the Los Angeles Times by Ken Schwencke. It was adapted for use in Chicago by Ryan Mark, Chris Groskopf, Joe Germuska and Brian Boyer.

Tracy Swartz wrangles the data and writes the posts.