Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021

Should we expect community gun violence to spike following outbreaks of social unrest? Last year, shootings in Philadelphia increased after George Floyd was killed on May 25 and then 40 people were shot in the three days following the outbreak of protest violence on May 30. On average, six people were shot in the city each day during 2020. Read More

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

Philadelphia weekly shooting victims jumped back up to 48 during the 7-day period ending Sunday, the second-highest weekly total recorded so far this year. Year-to-date shooting victims in the city are now running 38.7% ahead of last year’s pace. Read More

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

Police reported 28 shooting victims in Philadelphia during the 7-day period ending Sunday night. The previous week’s total was updated from 27 to 34 people shot. Year-to-date shooting victims in the city are now running 38.7 percent ahead of last year’s pace Read More