Philadelphia gun violence and prevention report: May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

The City of Philadelphia has a guide to help you find ways to address violence in your community and raise awareness about available services. Parents should also learn how to talk to other parents about guns. Community groups pivoted to address gun violence in Philadelphia as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. Read More

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

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

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