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Four Chicago homicides in last week

West Englewood and West Garfield Park each recorded a gunshot homicide in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In West Englewood, a 35-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 2000 block of West 67th Street, police said.

West Englewood has recorded two homicides so far this year. The South Side community area logged 21 homicides last year, up from 19 homicides in 2012, RedEye determined.

In West Garfield Park, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot March 13 in the 4000 block of West Van Buren Street, police said.

West Garfield Park has recorded four homicides so far this year. The West Side community area logged 16 homicides last year, up from 13 homicides in 2012, RedEye found.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old man was found stabbed to death Tuesday in the 5000 block of West Gladys Avenue in Austin, police said.

Also this week, a 1-year-old Douglas girl was found dead after suffering wounds associated with child abuse, officials said.

Citywide, 12 homicides have been recorded so far this month. Seventeen homicides were recorded in March 2013, according to RedEye data.

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One in four Chicago homicide victims in their 30s

Two people in their 30s were shot to death in separate incidents in Chicago in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In South Shore, a 36-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 2300 block of East 75th Street, police said. Five days earlier, a 39-year-old woman was shot to death in the 8800 block of South May Street in Auburn Gresham, according to officials.

People in their 30s compose 23 percent of the 52 homicide victims this year, as of Wednesday afternoon. These victims composed 21 percent of the 435 homicide victims in 2013, RedEye determined.

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday in the 1900 block of North Rockwell Street in Logan Square, police said.

Citywide, eight homicides have been logged so far this month. Seventeen homicides were recorded in March 2013, according to RedEye data.

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Chicago reaches 50 homicides for 2014

Chicago last week recorded its 50th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 39-year-old woman was shot Wednesday in the 8800 block of South May Street in Auburn Gresham, police said. She died Friday, according to officials.

Chicago recorded its 50th homicide in 2013 on Feb. 12; in 2012 on Feb. 16; and in 2011 on Feb. 26, according to RedEye data.

Homicides are down 19 percent this year versus 2013, 38 percent compared to 2012 and 20 percent versus 2011, RedEye determined.

Chicago police say the city last year saw its lowest homicide total (415 killings) since 1965. RedEye counted 435 homicides, a tally that includes killings the police deemed to have been done in self defense.

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2 communities see 2 homicides each

Auburn Gresham and New City each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Auburn Gresham, an 18-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in the 8000 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said. Two days earlier, a 34-year-old man was fatally shot in the 8000 block of South Sangamon Street, according to officials.

Auburn Gresham has logged four homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 17 homicides last year, up from 16 homicides in 2012, RedEye determined.

In New City, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the 1700 block of West 46th Street, police said. One day earlier, a 46-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 5400 block of South Laflin Street, according to officials.

New City has logged three homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 15 homicides last year, down from 24 homicides in 2012, RedEye found.

Citywide, gunshot homicides have been logged in the last week in Gage Park, Roseland, West Garfield Park and West Pullman, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 3-week-old Hyde Park girl was taken to the hospital Saturday after suffering from child abuse, according to officials. She later died.

February ended last week with 21 homicides, up from 14 homicides in February 2013, RedEye determined.

Five homicides have been logged so far this month. Seventeen homicides were recorded in March 2013, according to RedEye data.

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Austin sees 2 homicides in 2 days

Austin saw two homicides in two days last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 32-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in the 5500 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. Two days earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot to death in the 0-100 block of South Mason Avenue, according to officials.

Austin has logged four homicides so far this year. The West Side community area recorded 31 homicides last year, down from 37 homicides in 2012, RedEye found.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Armour Square and South Chicago, based on police information.

Meanwhile, a 51-year-old woman was found strangled to death Friday in the 600 block of North Homan Avenue in Humboldt Park, police said.

Seventeen homicides have been recorded so far this month. Fourteen homicides were logged in February 2013, according to RedEye data.

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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.