Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: 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

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: December 30, 2020

Police report that 49 people were shot in Philadelphia during the seven-day period ending Sunday; the highest weekly total since November and up from 38 people shot during the previous week. This final installment of their 52-week report counts 2,222 shooting victims since December 30 of last year, amounting to an average of one person shot every four hours of every day since. Read More

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