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Chicago Homicide Rate 2013

Police: Chicago's Homicide Rate Dips Drastically In 2013

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500, the city's Police Department said Wednesday that in 201...

68-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Logan Square

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A 68-year-old man was fatally shot in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood early Thursday during what witnesses tell police was an attempted robbery. ...

Man Fatally Shot By Armed Store Clerk During Attempted Robbery

Posted 12.12.2013 | Chicago

A man fatally shot exchanging gunfire with an armed store clerk during an attempted robbery at a South Side cell phone store was among three people ki...

Is The Tide Turning On Chicago's Homicide Rate?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Chicago

Chicago police say the homicide rate so far in 2013 is down 20 percent from last year when the city logged more than 500 homicides. In a sit-down ...

Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 6 Hurt Since Friday Evening

Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago

Story by Quinn Ford, via DNAinfo Chicago SOUTH DEERING — One man was killed and six others were wounded in shootings across the South and West si...

1 Dead, 15 More Wounded In Shootings Since Friday

Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Chicago Saturday while 15 others were injured by gunfire across the city between Friday and early Sunday. ...

4-Year-Old Shot Among 37 Shot In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago

Four people were killed and at least 33 other people -- including a 4-year-old girl -- wounded by Chicago gun violence since Friday night. The 4-ye...

Neighbor: 'It's Going To Be War' After Brothers' Shooting Deaths

Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Police are searching for a motive after two brothers were found shot to death in a car on Chicago's Far South Side early Tuesday. ...

Is A 'Gang Summit' The Answer To Violence In Chicago?

Posted 08.01.2013 | Chicago

As gang violence continues to take a heavy toll on Chicago, some are hoping a so-called "gang summit" will help curb the killings. The effort is le...

54 People Were Shot Dead In Chicago During Zimmerman Trial

Posted 07.16.2013 | Chicago

While the nation was fixated on the trial of George Zimmerman, who Saturday was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many we...

Police: Homicide, Shooting Numbers Decline

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago police say the city has seen a significant drop in the number of homicides and shootings during the first six months of 2013. The ...

Hadiya Pendleton's Parents Discuss Addressing Chicago Gun Violence

Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

With more than three dozen people shot and seven dead, this past weekend marked the most violent in Chicago this year. Despite a decline in homicides ...

Homicides In Chicago Are Down, But Will The Trend Continue?

Posted 06.12.2013 | Chicago

With homicides in Chicago so far this year at a reduced level not seen since the 1960s, the city is touting its policing strategies in response to the...

Suburban Man Killed After Heated Argument In Back Of The Yards

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

A northwest suburban man is dead after he was shot multiple times following an argument with another man in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborh...

3 Teens Charged In Fatal Shooting Of College Football Player

Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago

Two boys and one adult have been charged with first-degree murder in the weekend shooting death of 18-year-old Dionte Maxwell. The teen had allege...

Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Killed On South Side

Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

After his father was gunned down in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood two years ago, Patrick Sykes was so determined to escape the city's violent ...

56-Year-Old Among 4 Killed In Overnight South Side Shootings

Posted 05.30.2013 | Chicago

A 56-year-old woman who was found in the South Shore neighborhood with a single gunshot wound was among four people killed in a violent 12-hour span t...

Teen Shot On Porch Among 29 Shot, 6 Fatally, Over Long Weekend

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

Though Memorial Day weekend shootings were down from last year, gun violence marred the long weekend in several Chicago neighborhoods, leaving six dea...

Relative Of Peace Activist Among 3 Dead, 11 Hurt In Weekend Violence

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

The relative of a long-time Englewood peace activist and an 82-year-old breast cancer survivor were among the three people killed and nearly dozen peo...

Weekend Shootings Kill Four, Injure Several More-- Including Murder Suspect

Posted 04.14.2013 | Chicago

Four men are dead among the at least 26 shot throughout Chicago since Friday, capping off a violent weekend that culminated with the warmest day of th...

25 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago, Homicides Down

Posted 04.02.2013 | Chicago

Twenty-five people were wounded in gun violence over the weekend in Chicago amid news that the city's homicide rate in March was down 69 percent from ...

Teen Shot Dead Through Kitchen Window

Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

A 15-year-old girl was shot dead over the weekend in suburban Calumet City, just south of Chicago's Far South Side. Police say the teen girl, Ashay...

Homicides in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

We cannot continue to sit back and wait for the next homicide to occur. It's time to get out on the front end and stop homicides from occurring in the first place.

City's Homicide Rate In January Already At 40

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A bloody weekend in which seven people were killed and six wounded has put an abrupt end – at least for now – to hopes that Chi...

Man Shot At 22nd Floor Palmer House Party

Posted 01.20.2013 | Chicago

A man shot at a party on the 22nd floor of Chicago's historic Palmer House was among the at least 14 wounded, 2 fatally, in weekend violence. The 2...