Dangerous Destinations

More than 2,500 people were killed in Chicago from 1999 through 2002. Many of those murders occurred on the South and West sides where the Chicago Housing Authority has most often relocated its former residents. Among them are South Shore, Roseland and Englewood—three neighborhoods that totaled 55 murders in 1998 and 75 in 2003, a 36 percent increase. Citywide, homicides dropped 15 percent during that time.


Notes: The map shows the locations of 2,548 of the 2,591 recorded murders in Chicago from 1999 through 2002. Addresses for the remaining 43 murders could not be found.

Sources: Chicago Police Department; Chicago Housing Authority; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.

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