Chicago recorded 18 murders on May 31, making it the city’s deadliest day in 60 years.

  • The 18 deaths tallied by the University of Chicago Crime Lab made May 31, 2020 the single-most violent day since 1961, when Crime Lab numbers were began.
  • On May 29 and May 30, there were seven murders.
  • The 25 murders on those three days made for the most violent weekend in Chicago’s modern history,
  • Chicago’s next most violent day was Aug. 4, 1991, when 13 murders were recorded.