CHICAGO — It was a violent July for Chicago, with shootings rising 45 percent compared to last year.
About 439 people were killed or wounded in 360 shootings this July, according to a DNAinfo Chicago analysis. Last year, there were 307 victims in 247 shootings.
Homicides are also up, with at least 66 people killed this year compared to the 55 killed last July. At least 61 victims this year were killed in shootings.
Here's a breakdown of our data on shootings going back to 2010:
Throughout the year, police have said there is a relatively small group behind the rise in gun violence and have called for harsher sentences for repeat gun crime offenders. Police have said they have recovered 5,000 guns so far this year, a 25 percent increase from this time last year.
"CPD officers are doing their jobs by recovering illegal guns and putting offenders in jail," said Supt. Eddie Johnson at a news conference this weekend. "These people oftentimes get out far too soon to commit the same violent crimes over and over."
A look at some of this month's violence:
• On July 27, 16-year-old Jessica Williams had a fatal asthma attack while running away from a shooting that left two people dead and two wounded.
• On July 19, 6-year-old Tacarra Morgan was shot while on her family's porch in Englewood. Morgan survived and has returned home.
Shootings have risen significantly every month this year so far. Here's a look at violence each month: