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Austin logs 2 homicides in 2 days

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

On Saturday, a 32-year-old man was shot to death in the 200 block of North Pine Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 38-year-old man was beaten to death in the 5100 block of West Concord Place, according to officials.

Austin has logged 12 homicides so far this year. The West Side community area recorded 31 homicides last year, down from 37 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

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

Meanwhile, a 3-year-old Dunning girl died Sunday of wounds sustained during child abuse, officials said.

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

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2 areas log 1st homicide of 2014

Two Chicago community areas — Calumet Heights and Morgan Park — logged their first homicide of 2014 last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Calumet Heights, a 22-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 9300 block of South Stony Island Avenue, police said.

Calumet Heights logged one homicide last year, down from six killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

In Morgan Park, a 37-year-old woman was fatally shot Friday in the 11400 block of South Aberdeen Street, according to officials.

Morgan Park recorded five homicides last year, up from four killings in 2012, RedEye found.

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

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old woman was strangled to death Wednesday in the 1200 block of North Rockwell Street in West Town, police said.

Fifteen homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-six homicides were recorded in May 2013, RedEye found.

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Chatham records 4 homicides in 1 week

Chatham logged four homicides in the last week, a RedEye review of preliminary police data found.

An 18-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said. Two days earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot to death in the 900 block of East 81st Street, according to officials.

On Saturday, a 55-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue, police said. Two days earlier, a 34-year-old man was shot to death in the 8100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, according to officials.

Chatham has recorded five homicides so far this year. The South Side community area logged 12 homicides last year, the same number as in 2012, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Austin, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, North Lawndale and Washington Heights, according to police information.

April ended last week with 35 homicides, up from 24 homicides in April 2013, RedEye determined.

Eight homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-six homicides were recorded in May 2013, RedEye found.

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14% of Chicago homicide victims are female

Three women were shot to death in separate incidents in Chicago in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Monday, a 14-year-old girl was shot to death in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard in New City, police said.

One day earlier, a 21-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 3600 block of West Fullerton Avenue in Logan Square, according to officials.

On Friday, a 32-year-old woman was shot to death in the 11500 block of South Laflin Street in West Pullman, police said.

Fourteen women have been killed in homicides so far this year, representing 14 percent of the 102 homicide victims as of Wednesday afternoon, RedEye determined. Female homicide victims comprised 12 percent of homicide victims in 2013 and 9 percent in 2012.

Citywide, there have been eight other homicides in Chicago in the last week.

In Auburn Gresham, an 86-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 8400 block of South Carpenter Street, police said. One day earlier, a 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the 900 block of West 83rd Street.

In Austin, a 20-year-old man was fatally struck by a car Saturday in the first block of North Central Avenue, officials said in a case the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined to be a homicide. That same day, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 5500 block of West North Avenue, police said.

Gunshot homicides were also recorded in the last week in New City and North Lawndale while fatal stabbings were logged in South Lawndale and West Garfield Park.

Thirty-three homicides have been logged in April, as of Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-four homicides were recorded in April 2013, RedEye found.

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Chicago logs 100th homicide of 2014

Chicago on Sunday logged its 100th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death Sunday in the 4100 block of West 26th Street in South Lawndale, the Tribune reported.

Chicago logged its 100th homicide on April 30 in 2013 and March 19 on 2012.

Chicago has recorded 31 homicides so far this month. The city logged 24 homicides in April 2013.

Homicides are up 3 percent year to date versus 2013 and down 37 percent versus 2012, 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.