Homicides information is released daily by the Chicago Police Department. The crime data do not include killings committed in self-defense or other situations common in Chicago.
The number of fatalities in Chicago is approaching 600, but the city’s shootings and killings are staying below previous years.
According to CPD estimates, 580 people have been slain in the city as of the end of October. This represents a 16% decrease from the same period in 2021, the city’s deadliest year since the 1990s, and a 13% decrease from 2020.
The number of homicides so far in 2022
According to CPD statistics, 3,016 persons have been shot on 2,441 separate occasions. These totals are each down about 20% from this time last year.
There were 61 homicides and 250 shootings in the last month alone, matching the amount from October 2021. This included a mass shooting on Halloween night in the Garfield Park area, which injured at least 11 adults and three children.
“The Chicago Police Department’s priority is to improve every facet of public safety,” said Police Superintendent David Brown. “Coordination of our efforts across every level of government and each of our communities is one of the most crucial keys to making and maintaining progress.”
Fatalities in Chicago, Year to Date, Through October
Last month, Chicago police officers recovered 940 illegal firearms, an average of more than 30 each day, bringing the yearlong total to 10,778. There were 904 assault weapons and 678 unregistered “ghost” guns among them.
Homicides in Chicago in 2022, by community
|WEST GARFIELD PARK||26|
|EAST GARFIELD PARK||17|
|GREATER GRAND CROSSING||17|
|NEAR WEST SIDE||15|
|NEAR NORTH SIDE||12|
Age of Chicago’s homicide victims in 2022
|80 or older||2|
Race/ethnicity of Chicago’s murder victims in 2022
|Asian Pacific Islander||3|
Chicago murder victims’ gender in 2022
Chicago’s homicide victims are typically shot to death