Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: January 6, 2021

January 6, 2021

Police are reporting 181 shooting victims in Philadelphia during December, down slightly from the previous month but still 66 percent above the average victim total seen during the same month over the past five years. Altogether, police recorded 2,251 shooting victims in Philadelphia during 2020, a 53 percent increase over the previous year. At least 402 shooting victims died during 2020, representing a 33 percent increase over the previous year. Read More

Jim MacMillan

January 2, 2021

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting and is now developing the Center for Gun Violence Reporting at Community College of Philadelphia. Last year he was a Residential Fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. Read More