May 8, 2013 |
Grand Boulevard, West Englewood and West Pullman each recorded their fifth homicide of the year in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Grand Boulevard, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Grand Boulevard recorded eight homicides last year, RedEye found. In West Englewood, a 47-year-old woman was stabbed to death Saturday in the 7200 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. West Englewood logged 19 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.
May 3, 2013 |
Chicago on Thursday logged its 100th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 23-year-old man was shot to death Thursday in the 300 block of East Kensington Avenue in West Pullman, the Tribune reported. For the last eight years, except for last year, Chicago has logged its 100th homicide of the year in April. Chicago reached this mark on March 20 last year. Homicides are down 39 percent year-to-date compared to the same period in 2012 and down 6 percent compared to 2011.
May 1, 2013 |
West Pullman saw two homicides in two days last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 38-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 600 block of West 117th Street, police said. Two days earlier, a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in the 11800 block of South Harvard Avenue, according to officials. West Pullman has logged four homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 13 homicides last year, according to RedEye data. Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Hyde Park, the Near West Side, North Lawndale, South Shore and West Town, RedEye determined.
April 26, 2013 |
Chicago will likely not log its 100th homicide this month, bucking a trend that dates back at least eight years. Chicago has reached 100 homicides in April every year since 2005 except for last year, when the city hit that mark in March, a RedEye analysis of police data found. Chicago has logged 92 homicides this year through Thursday, RedEye data shows. May 1 is Wednesday. In the last five years, the latest Chicago reached 100 homicides was in 2011 when it hit that mark on April 26. The city logged its 100th homicide last year on March 20. Police records show that the city reached 100 homicides in March every year from 1998 to 2004 and in February every year between 1995 and 1997.
April 17, 2013 |
The North Side saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Irving Park, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said. One day earlier, a 5-month-old girl was found suffocated in the 2500 block of West Fitch Avenue in West Ridge, according to officials. She later died. Both community areas have one homicide for the year, RedEye data shows. Irving Park logged one homicide in 2012 while West Ridge recorded six killings, RedEye found.
April 10, 2013 |
In the last week there were two days in which more than one homicide were recorded. The city hasn't seen a calendar date with more than one homicide since mid-March, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Sunday, a 14-year-old boy was shot to death in the 2300 block of South Leavitt Street on the Lower West Side, police said. That same day, a 26-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 4000 block of South Wabash Avenue in Grand Boulevard, according to officials. On April 4, shootings claimed a 22-year-old man in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue in South Chicago and a 33-year-old man in the 1400 block of West 80th Street in Auburn Gresham, officials said.
March 14, 2013 |
Humboldt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn each saw a homicide in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Woodlawn, a 6-month-old girl was shot Monday in the 6500 block of South Maryland Avenue and died the next day, according to officials. Woodlawn has recorded one homicide so far this year. The South Side community area logged 20 homicides last year, RedEye data shows. In South Shore, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in the 1900 block of East 79th Street, police said.