Chicago Homicides for 2014

By Dean Weingarten

Chicago Number One In Gun Violence
Chicago Number One In Gun Violence
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -( There is an independent site that tracks homicides in Chicago.

There are not affiliated with the police, and they use public sources to determine the number of homicides.  The numbers that they give include justified homicides and homicides by police.

The numbers are very similar in 2014 to what they were in 2013.

  • Year                                 2013   2014
  • Homicides by shooting      375      388
  • Woundings by shooting    1810   2231
  • Total Homicides              455    456

It is interesting to note that ratio of wounded to killed went up from 4.82/1 to 5.75/1 in one year.

2014 Shot Placement
2014 Shot Placement

The site has a lot of great graphics depicting where people were shot (not surprising, head shots and torso shots are the most deadly), where they were shot geographically, and when they occurred.

It is a good resource for Chicago killings and shootings.  It would be nice if they would break out justified shootings, but those are harder to keep track of.  From a graphic on clearance rates, it appears that they would have been about a dozen self defense shootings this last year.

Chicago only has a clearance rate of 30% for homicides.

The site proclaims that it is “Illustrating Chicago Values”.  It is

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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6 years ago

I guess Rahm’s ‘sit down’ with Chicago’s gang leaders was a joke? Then again we all knew that! Is anyone laughing?