Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

The weekly Major Crimes report published by Philadelphia Police indicates that 27 people were shot in Philadelphia during the seven-day period ending Sunday night. The Shooting Victims data set also made available by Philadelphia Police reports 33 shooting victims during the same period. We have seen discrepancies and corrections before – though previously smaller. We will keep an eye on it. Read More

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

Police reported 47 shooting victims in Philadelphia during the seven-day period ending Sunday; up from 36 people shot during the previous week and 26 people shot two weeks earlier. Year-to-date shooting victims are running 48.4 percent ahead of last year’s pace. At least nine of last week’s Philadelphia shooting victims have died. Thirteen teens were struck, including four 15-year-olds. Read More