Chicago will likely not log its 100th homicide this month, bucking a trend that dates back at least eight years.
Chicago has reached 100 homicides in April every year since 2005 except for last year, when the city hit that mark in March, a RedEye analysis of police data found.
Chicago has logged 92 homicides this year through Thursday, RedEye data shows. May 1 is Wednesday.
In the last five years, the latest Chicago reached 100 homicides was in 2011 when it hit that mark on April 26. The city logged its 100th homicide last year on March 20.
Police records show that the city reached 100 homicides in March every year from 1998 to 2004 and in February every year between 1995 and 1997.
Homicides are down 41 percent year-to-date compared to last year and 7 percent compared to 2011.