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Tracking homicides in Chicago

Women are 14% of Chicago homicide victims

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

On Monday, two women ages 23 and 37 were fatally shot in the 3500 block of West 79th Street in Ashburn, police said. That same day, a 21-year-old woman was shot and killed in the 7300 block of South Perry Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing, according to officials.

On Friday, a 22-year-old woman was shot to death in the 100 block of North Keeler Avenue in West Garfield Park, police said.

Twenty-three women have been killed in homicides so far this year, representing 14 percent of the 162 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 six other gunshot homicides in Chicago in the last week.

Two of the killings occurred in Austin. The victims were a 36-year-old man in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard on Saturday and an 18-year-old man in the 4900 block of West West End Avenue on June 4.

The other four killings were in Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Rogers Park and Washington Park, according to police information.

Fifteen homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-four homicides were recorded in June 2013, RedEye determined.

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12 communities each see a homicide

Twelve Chicago community areas each logged a gunshot homicide in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.

On the South Side, killings were recorded in Bridgeport, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Fuller Park, Greater Grand Crossing, South Chicago, South Deering and South Shore, according to information from police. Victims ranged in age from 19 to 58.

On the West Side, a 17-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday in the 500 block of North Laverge Avenue in Austin. Two days later, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street in North Lawndale, police said.

On the North Side, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death Saturday in the 3900 block of North St. Louis Avenue in Irving Park, according to officials.

Meanwhile, May ended last week with 43 homicides, down from 46 homicides in May 2013, RedEye determined.

Five homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-four homicides were recorded in June 2013, RedEye determined.

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Austin, East Garfield Park each log 2 homicides

Austin and East Garfield Park each recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Austin, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. That same day, a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue, according to officials.

Austin has logged 14 homicides so far this year. The West Side community area recorded 31 homicides last year, down from 37 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

In East Garfield Park, a 47-year-old man died from sharp-force injuries sustained Monday in the 2800 block of West Arthington Street, police said. One day earlier, a 46-year-old man was shot to death in the 3300 block of West Maypole Avenue, according to officials.

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

Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Ashburn, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Humboldt Park, Roseland, Uptown and Washington Heights, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old man was stabbed to death May 22 in the 3900 block of South Michigan Avenue in Grand Boulevard, police said.

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

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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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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.