Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: 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

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: 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

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

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: February 24, 2021

Police reported 34 shooting victims in Philadelphia during the seven-day period ending Sunday; two more than during the previous week but still one of the lowest weekly totals in recent months. Shootings reported during the past eight weeks are running 58.9 percent ahead of the pace recorded during 2020. Read More

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: February 17, 2021

Police reported 31 shooting victims in Philadelphia during the seven-day period ending Sunday, February 14; eight more than during the previous week but still one of the lowest weekly totals in recent months. Police reported 70 total homicides in the city this year through midnight Monday, a 46 percent increase compared to the same period during 2020 and a 159 percent increase when compared to the same date in 2017, when 27 people had been killed Read More

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