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Tracking homicides in Chicago

Humboldt Park, West Englewood have 2nd highest homicide toll

Eighteen homicides were reported in Chicago in the last two weeks, with the Humboldt Park community area on the West Side recording three killings, the most of any Chicago community, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 23-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said. Three days earlier, a 28-year-old man was found shot to death in the 1300 block of North Springfield Avenue, according to officials.

On Dec. 8, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 900 block of North Central Park Avenue, police said.

All three victims were documented gang members, police said. No charges have been filed in the three cases, as of Wednesday afternoon.

Humboldt Park, which counted about 56,300 residents in the 2010 Census, has 25 reported homicides so far this year, tying with West Englewood on the South Side for the second highest homicide toll of Chicago's 77 community areas, according to RedEye data.

The Austin community area on the West Side, which counted about 98,500 residents in the 2010 Census, has 32 reported killings, the highest homicide toll this year, RedEye data show.

Humboldt Park—which is loosely bounded by Bloomingdale Avenue on the north, Kinzie Street on the south, Kedzie Avenue on the east and Kenton Avenue on the west—recorded 14 homicides last year, down from 18 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.

Meanwhile, two men were shot to death in separate incidents in the South Shore community area on the South Side in the last two weeks, according to RedEye data.

On Wednesday, a man was shot to death in the 2100 block of East 79th Street, police said. Twelve days earlier, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7400 block of South Euclid Avenue, according to officials.

The other gunshot homicides were spread out across the city. In West Ridge, a 51-year-old man was stabbed to death Dec. 11 in the 2200 block of West Farwell Avenue, police said.

Citywide, 18 homicides have been reported so far this month. Forty homicides were reported in December 2013, according to a RedEye analysis.

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Decrease in number of Chicago female homicide victims

Two women were among the 10 people shot and killed in Chicago in the last two weeks, amid a drop in the number of female homicide victims this year compared to 2013, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 22-year-old woman was shot by her one-time boyfriend as she worked Black Friday at the Nordstrom's off Michigan Avenue on the Near North Side, police said. She died the next day, according to officials.

On Nov. 19, a 25-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 6800 block of South Loomis Boulevard in West Englewood, police said. Police told the Tribune the shooting was likely gang related.

There have been 41 female homicide victims so far this year, comprising 10.3 percent of 395 homicide victims, according to RedEye data as of Wednesday afternoon.

Last year, there were 52 female victims, comprising 11.8 percent out of 441 homicide victims. In 2012, there were 49 female victims, comprising 9.4 percent of the 522 homicide victims, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were reported in the last two weeks in Ashburn, Austin, Chicago Lawn, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, New City, South Lawndale and Washington Heights, according to officials.

November ended last week with 38 homicides, up from 28 killings, according to RedEye data. No homicides have been reported so far this month. There were 40 homicides reported in December 2013, according to a RedEye analysis.

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4 homicides in Humboldt Park in 4 days

Ten homicides were reported in Chicago in the last week, with the Humboldt Park community area on the West Side recording four homicides and the Englewood community area on the South Side logging three killings, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Humboldt Park, a 23-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday in the 800 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 21-year-old man was found shot to death in the 700 block of North Spaulding Avenue, police said.

On Saturday, a 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 3700 block of West Potomac Avenue and a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, according to officials.

The victims in the killings on Spaulding and Hamlin avenues were documented gang members while the Potomac Avenue homicide is possibly gang related, according to police.

Humboldt Park, which counted about 56,300 residents in the 2010 Census, has 22 reported homicides so far this year, the third highest homicide toll of Chicago's 77 community areas, according to RedEye data.

Humboldt Park—which is loosely bounded by Bloomingdale Avenue on the north, Kinzie Street on the south, Kedzie Avenue on the east and Kenton Avenue on the west—recorded 14 homicides last year, down from 18 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.

In Englewood on Monday, a 30-year-old man was shot to death in the 7200 block of South Carpenter Street and a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue, according to officials. Four days earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the 5700 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said.

The victims in the Union Avenue and Carpenter Street killings were documented gang members, police said.

Englewood, which counted about 30,600 residents in the 2010 Census, has 20 reported homicides so far this year, tied with West Garfield Park for the fourth highest homicide toll among Chicago's community areas, according to RedEye data.

Englewood—which is loosely bounded by Garfield Boulevard on the north, 75th Street on the south, Normal Avenue on the east and Racine Avenue on the west—recorded 23 homicides last year, up from 21 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.

West Side's Austin, which counted 98,500 residents in the 2010 Census, has recorded 30 homicides this year, the most of any Chicago community area.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in the Near North Side, Near West Side and West Pullman community areas, according to RedEye data.

Twenty-eight homicides have been reported so far this month, the same number recorded in all of November 2013, according to a RedEye analysis.

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2 homicides in 2 days in Belmont Cragin

Twelve homicides were reported in Chicago in the last week, with two of the killings occurring in the Belmont Cragin community area on the Northwest Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Monday, a 26-year-old man was shot to death in 2100 block of North Merrimac Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 44-year-old man was fatally shot in the 2800 block of North Lotus Avenue, according to officials.

Belmont Cragin, which counted 78,600 residents in the 2010 Census, has reported six homicides so far this year, tied with Ashburn on the Southwest Side and West Pullman on the South Side for the 20th highest homicide toll of Chicago's 77 community areas, according to RedEye data.

West Side's Austin, which counted 98,500 residents in the 2010 Census, has recorded 30 homicides this year, the most of any Chicago community area.

Belmont Cragin—which is loosely bounded by Belmont Avenue on the north, Metra Milwaukee District/West Line tracks on the south, Kenton Avenue on the east and Nashville Avenue on the west—recorded five homicides last year, down from nine killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Chatham, Humboldt Park, the Near West Side, O'Hare, South Chicago, South Deering, South Shore and West Garfield Park community areas, according to RedEye data.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old man was stabbed to death Sunday in the 800 block of North Orleans Street on the Near North Side, officials said. Two days earlier, a 3-year-old West Ridge boy from the 6500 block of North Seeley Avenue died after suffering wounds associated with abuse, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined.

Seventeen homicides have been reported so far this month. Twenty-eight killings were recorded in November 2013, according to a RedEye analysis.

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Austin logs 2 homicides in 2 days

Seven homicides were reported in Chicago in the last week, with two of the killings occurring in the Austin community area on the West Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Friday, a 41-year-old man was shot to death in 5200 block of West Madison Street, police said. Two days earlier, a 41-year-old man was fatally shot in the first block of North Lorel Avenue, according to officials.

Austin, which counted 98,500 residents in the 2010 Census, has reported 30 homicides so far this year, the most of Chicago's 77 community areas, according to RedEye data.

Austin—which is loosely bounded by Milwaukee District/West Line tracks on the north, Roosevelt Road on the south, Kenton Avenue on the east and Austin Boulevard on the west—recorded 31 homicides last year, down from 37 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Englewood, Humboldt Park, West Englewood and West Garfield Park, according to RedEye data.

Meanwhile, a 50-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday in the 3000 block of East Cheltenham Place in South Shore, officials said.

October ended last week with 34 reported homicides, up from 32 killings in October 2013, based on police information.

Five homicides have been reported so far this month. Twenty-eight killings were recorded in November 2013, according to a RedEye analysis.

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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.

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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.