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Tracking homicides in Chicago

West Englewood leads in homicides for July

West Englewood on Monday logged its sixth homicide of the month and 11th homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.

On Monday, a 56-year-old man was shot to death in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street, police said.

West Englewood leads community areas in homicides this month and has posted the fourth highest homicide toll of 2014, behind Austin, Chicago Lawn and West Garfield Park, as of Wednesday afternoon, RedEye determined.

West Englewood logged 21 homicides last year, up from 20 killings in 2012, RedEye found.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Austin, Chicago Lawn, Hermosa and Rogers Park, according to police information.

Twenty-six homicides have been logged so far this month. Fifty-three homicides were recorded in July 2013, RedEye determined.

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Deadly week on the South Side

Chicago logged 18 gunshot homicides in the last week through Wednesday afternoon, with many of the killings occurring on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

Much of the violence happened during the Fourth of July weekend, which saw 10 homicides Friday through Sunday, according to RedEye data. The West Englewood, South Chicago and Washington Heights community areas were the hardest hit over the last week, RedEye determined.

West Englewood recorded four homicides in the last week, RedEye determined.

On Monday, a 19-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 2200 block of West 69th Street, police said. Two days earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the 6500 block of South Seeley Avenue, according to officials.

On Friday, two men ages 34 and 35 were shot to death in the 6300 block of South Damen Avenue, police said.

West Englewood has logged 10 homicides so far this year including five killings this month. The South Side community area recorded 21 homicides in 2013, up from 20 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

Meanwhile, South Chicago logged three killings in the last week, RedEye found.

On Monday, a 24-year-old man was shot to death in the 8400 block of South Buffalo Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3000 block of East 81st Street, according to officials.

On Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot to death in the 8700 block of South Houston Avenue, police said.

South Chicago has logged 10 homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 11 homicides in 2013, down from 14 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

Also on the South Side, Washington Heights recorded two homicides this week.

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Tuesday in the 9200 block of South Eggleston Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 9600 block of South Sangamon Street, according to officials.

Washington Heights has logged five homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded nine homicides in 2013, up from six killings in 2012, RedEye found.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Austin, Clearing, Humboldt Park, Morgan Park, Roseland, Uptown, West Garfield Park, West Pullman and on the Dan Ryan Expressway in the Englewood area, according to police information.

Also, on Monday, the city recorded its 200th homicide of the year, RedEye determined. This mark was reached on July 4 in 2013, RedEye found.

Twenty-one homicides have been logged so far this month. Fifty-three homicides were recorded in July 2013, RedEye determined.

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Chicago reaches 200 homicides for 2014

Chicago on Monday logged its 200th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 19-year-old woman was fatally shot Monday in the 2200 block of West 69th Street in West Englewood, the Tribune reported. The death comes after a bloody Fourth of July weekend during which more than 75 people were shot and more than a dozen were killed.

Chicago reached the 200-homicide mark in 2013 on July 4; in 2012 on May 22; and in 2011 on July 5, according to RedEye data.

Homicides are down 4 percent so far this year compared with the same period in 2013, RedEye found. Chicago police said 2013 saw the fewest number of homicides since the 1960s. RedEye counted 440 killings last year. 

RedEye numbers are based on Cook County Medical Examiner findings and include killings deemed to be in self-defense. The police recorded 185 killings this year through Sunday, the Tribune reported

The city has recorded 18 homicides this month, as of Monday evening, RedEye determined. In July 2013, 53 homicides were logged, according to RedEye data.

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Humboldt Park logs 2 homicides in 4 days

Humboldt Park has logged two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Wednesday, a man was fatally shot in the 3300 block of West Division Street, police said. Four days earlier, a 42-year-old man was shot to death in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to officials.

Seven homicides have been logged so far this year in Humboldt Park. The West Side community area recorded 14 homicides last year, down from 18 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Austin, Englewood, Grand Boulevard, West Englewood and West Town, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday in the 6000 block of South Sacramento Avenue in Chicago Lawn, police said.

June ended this week with 35 homicides, down from 44 killings in June 2013, according to RedEye data.

Two homicides have been logged so far this month. Fifty-three homicides were recorded in July 2013, RedEye found.

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Roseland logs 2 homicides in 2 days

Roseland has logged two gunshot homicides in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 11100 block of South Lowe Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in the 10900 block of South Perry Avenue, according to officials.

Roseland has logged six homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 20 homicides last year, up from 18 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Austin, Chicago Lawn, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park and Morgan Park, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 54-year-old woman was fatally struck by a vehicle Tuesday in the 9100 block of South Euclid Avenue in Calumet Heights, according to media reports. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the case a homicide.

Twenty-eight homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-four homicides were recorded in June 2013, RedEye found.

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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.

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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.