Homicides rates in Chicago have fluctuated throughout the years of 1990-2019. From the years 1990 to 2005, the rates of homicides dropped tremendously. Throughout the years 2005 to 2015 homicide rates stayed somewhat stagnate.
When looking at the years 2015 to 2016, the rates went from stagnate to a high peak reaching about 775 homicides. According CNN homicide rates had been at an all time high in 2016 in the past 19 years.
In the Time post on the 2016 homicide rates, they had studied not only the rates but the demographics. With this being said, they discovered weather was not part of the issue. Most of the crime rates happened in South and West side neighborhoods, with most homicides in public places pertaining to young people.