Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: February 24, 2021

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

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

Tracking gun violence in Philadelphia: January 6, 2021

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

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