Information about homicides is released daily by the city of Chicago. The release of homicide victims’ names is delayed by two weeks to allow time for the victims’ families to be notified of a death by Chicago police.
The homicide figures do not include killings that occurred in self-defense or in other circumstances not measured in Chicago police statistics. Homicide data from Illinois State Police, which patrols the city’s expressways, also is not included here.
After a two-year spike during the pandemic and national outrage over police accountability, Chicago began to see a decline in homicides in 2022.
In 2021, 797 people were slain — 25 more than in 2020.
Data, which is updated on this page weekly, is through Aug. 17, 2023.