Chicago surpasses 200 homicides in 2013

  • Police investigate an alley near Laramie and Adams, where a man was shot Saturday.
Police investigate an alley near Laramie and Adams, where a man was shot… (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune )
July 07, 2013|By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz | RedEye

Chicago this weekend surpassed 200 homicides for the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

The city logged its 200th homicide of 2013 on Saturday, RedEye determined. A 24-year-old man was shot to death in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street on the Near West Side, according to police information.

Chicago reached its 200th homicide on May 25 in 2012 and July 6 in 2011, according to RedEye data.

Homicides are down 27 percent year to date versus 2012 and up 0.5 percent versus 2011.

Fifteen homicides have been logged so far this month. Police recorded 49 homicides in July 2012.

tswartz@tribune.com

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