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, Director

January 2, 2021

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of the Philadelphia the Center for Gun Violence Reporting. The Center is a project of the Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting, which he launched in 2019, during his residential fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. Read More