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Chicago homicides down 2 percent from 2010

January 04, 2012|By Tracy Swartz | RedEye

Austin, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, New City and Pullman each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Austin, a 27-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 1000 block of North Keystone Avenue, police said. Five days earlier, a 41-year-old Chicago police officer was fatally shot in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard, officials said.

Austin recorded 29 homicides in 2011, up from 23 homicides in 2010, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Chicago Lawn, a 26-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 2400 block of East 78th Street, police said. Six days earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in the 6500 block of South Mozart Street, officials said.

Chicago Lawn logged 17 homicides in 2011, up from 15 homicides in 2010, according to RedEye data.

In Englewood, a 25-year-old man was beaten to death in the 6000 block of South Morgan Street and an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the 6000 block of South Green Street in separate incidents Saturday, officials said.

Englewood logged 26 homicides in 2011, up from 14 homicides in 2010, RedEye data shows.

In New City, a 23-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4400 block of South Wood Street, police said. Three days earlier, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the 800 block of West 50th Street, officials said.

New City recorded 14 homicides in 2011, up from 11 homicides in 2010, according to RedEye data.

In Pullman, a man was fatally stabbed Monday in the 10700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said. Four days earlier, a 31-year-old man was shot to death in the 700 block of East 105th Street, officials said.

Pullman recorded two homicides in 2011, up from no homicides in 2010, RedEye data shows.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Albany Park, North Lawndale, South Shore and West Englewood, data shows.

2011 ended last week with 438 homicides, down 2 percent from 449 homicides in 2010, based on RedEye data.

Six homicides have been recorded so far this month. Police logged 28 homicides in January 2011, RedEye data shows.

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