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Humboldt Park, Englewood each see 2 homicides

Englewood and Humboldt Park each saw two homicides in the past week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary Chicago police data.

In Englewood, a 29-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7200 block of South Morgan Street, police said. One day earlier, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 5500 block of South Emerald Avenue, according to officials.

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 10 homicides so far this year, the sixth 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.

In Humboldt Park, a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday in the 3900 block of West North Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 34-year-old man was fatally shot in the 4100 block of West Crystal Street, according to officials.

Humboldt Park, which had about 56,000 residents counted in the 2010 Census, has loose borders of Bloomingdale Avenue on the north, Kinzie Street on south, Humboldt Park on the east and Belt Railway on the west.

Humboldt Park has logged 11 homicides so far this year, the fifth highest toll among Chicago's 77 community areas. 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 past week in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, Morgan Park, the Near North Side, New City, South Lawndale, South Shore and West Garfield Park, according to police information.

July ended last week with 40 homicides, down from 53 homicides in July 2013, RedEye found.
Eleven homicides have been logged so far this month. Fifty-three homicides were recorded in August 2013, RedEye determined.

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Chicago Lawn has 2nd highest homicide toll

Chicago Lawn last week logged its third homicide of the month and 14th homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot July 23 in the 2400 block of West 68th Street, police said.

Chicago Lawn has recorded the second highest homicide toll so far this year among Chicago's 77 community areas, RedEye determined. Austin, Chicago's largest community area, has logged the most homicides: 24 killings.

The Southwest Side community area recorded nine homicides last year, down from 22 homicides in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in East Garfield Park, the Near West Side and West Pullman, according to police information.

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

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Nearly 16% of 2014 homicides victim under 18

Two children were shot to death in separate incidents Friday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police found.

A 16-year-old boy was shot to death in the first block of East 43rd Street in Grand Boulevard, and an 11-year-old girl was fatally shot in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in West Garfield Park, according to officials.

Thirty-four children under the age of 18 have been killed in homicides this year, out of 218 homicide victims as of Wednesday afternoon, RedEye determined.

Fifty-six children were killed last year, down from 60 children in 2012, according to RedEye data. There were 440 homicides in 2013 and 522 homicides in 2012, RedEye found.

Meanwhile, in Austin, two men were shot to death in separate incidents Saturday, according to officials.

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 900 block of North Mayfield Avenue, and a 30-year-old man was shot to death in the 100 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to officials.

Austin has logged 23 homicides so far this year. The community area recorded 31 homicides last year, down from 37 killings in 2012.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, Edgewater and West Englewood, RedEye determined.

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

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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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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.