LINCOLN SQUARE — Murders in Chicago are down 26 percent compared with the same time last year, but area neighborhoods have already logged as many homicides in 2013 as in all of 2012, according to a comprehensive breakdown of the city's murders published by DNAinfo.com Chicago.
Victims include 35-year-old Claudia Martinez of Albany Park, whose death in an apartment fire was ruled a homicide.
In May, Lincoln Square residents were shocked to learn of the stabbing death of 5-month-old Isaac Bolanos, killed by his mother at the Diplomat Motel in an apparent murder-suicide attempt.
The motels "being clustered here, it invites more bad business than anything positive," one resident said at the time. "It doesn't invite anything good."
The complete timeline, including a heat map, neighborhood-by-neighborhood tally and individual stories for each victim can be found here.