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2 homicides in South Chicago in 2 days

Twelve homicides were reported in Chicago during the last week, with two killings in the city's South Chicago community area, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.

On Monday, a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the 8300 block of South Kingston Avenue in South Chicago, police said. One day earlier, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue, according to officials.

South Chicago, which has loose borders of 79th Street on the north, 95th Street on the south, South Chicago Avenue on the west and Lake Michigan on the east, has logged 13 homicides so far this year, tying with South Lawndale for the eighth highest toll among Chicago's 77 community areas, according to RedEye data.

South Chicago, which counted 31,198 residents in the 2010 Census, logged 11 homicides last year, down from 14 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.

In the last week, gunshot homicides were recorded in Auburn Gresham, Austin, Chatham, Humboldt Park, the Lower West Side, New City, Uptown and West Englewood, based on police information.

Meanwhile, there were two reported stabbing fatalities. On Oct. 23, a 44-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 300 block of East 48th Street in Grand Boulevard, police said.

One day earlier, a 28-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the 4100 block of West 63rd Street in West Lawn, according to officials.

Thirty-one homicides have been reported so far this month. Thirty-two homicides were recorded in October 2013, RedEye found.

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37% of Chicago homicide victims are in their 20s

In the past week, five homicides were reported in Chicago, with three of the victims in their 20s, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

The most recent killings happened Saturday when a 24-year-old man was shot to death in the 6700 block of South Throop Street in West Englewood and a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 9300 block of South Wentworth Avenue in Roseland, according to officials.

On Oct. 16, a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue in South Shore, police said.

Thirty-seven percent of the 339 homicide victims this year were in their 20s, according to RedEye data as of Wednesday afternoon.

That percentage has been decreasing. Last year, 41 percent of the 441 homicide victims were in their 20s. In 2012, 43 percent of the 522 homicide victims this year were in their 20s.

Also in the last week, an 18-year-old woman was shot to death Sunday in the 5300 block of West Oakdale Avenue in Belmont Cragin, police said. Three days earlier, a 30-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 5100 block of South Fulton Street in Austin, according to officials.

Nineteen homicides have been reported so far this month. Thirty-two homicides were recorded in October 2013, RedEye found.

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2 West Garfield Park homicides in 3 days

Of the five homicides in Chicago in the last week, two killings occurred in West Garfield Park on the West Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 4400 block of West Madison Street, police said. Three days earlier, a 52-year-old man was fatally shot in the 700 block of South Springfield Avenue, according to officials.

West Garfield Park, which counted 18,000 residents in the 2010 Census, has logged 18 homicides this year, the third highest homicide toll of Chicago's 77 community areas. The West Side community area recorded 16 homicides last year, up from 13 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Auburn Gresham and Belmont Cragin, police said.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death Oct. 9 in the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard in Hyde Park.

Thirteen homicides have been logged so far this month. Thirty-two homicides were recorded in October 2013, RedEye found.

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3 homicides on the South Side in 1 week

Of the five homicides in Chicago in the last week, three killings occurred on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Monday, a 37-year-old man was shot to death in the 100 block of East 44th Street in Grand Boulevard, police said. Three days earlier, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 10600 block of South Yates Avenue in South Deering, according to officials.

On Oct. 2, a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the 7800 block of South Jeffrey Boulevard in South Shore, police said.

Meanwhile, on the West Side, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street in West Garfield Park, police said.

That same day, a man was shot in the 5400 block of South Talman Avenue in Gage Park. He later died, according to officials.

Five homicides have been logged so far this month. Thirty-two homicides were recorded in October 2013, RedEye found.

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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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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.