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September 26, 2022
Shootings in Philadelphia: The Horrifying Statistics

Shootings in Philadelphia: The Horrifying Statistics

An interactive website offers a unique view on gun violence in Philadelphia, tracking not only shootings but age, race, police involvement, and more. The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard is a project of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence to help gun violence data become more accessible and call attention to rising statistics. At the start […]

July 11, 2022
How Street Design Influences Crime

How Street Design Influences Crime

Crime can happen anywhere, but new studies reveal that the physical layout and the atmosphere of a neighborhood can significantly affect its potential for violence, according to an article in the Philadelphia Citizen. Easy access to major roadways, the presence of abandoned lots and homes, and trash on the streets were shown to increase gun […]

June 6, 2022
An Inside Look at Philadelphia’s Record Carjackings

An Inside Look at Philadelphia’s Record Carjackings

By the end of May this year, there were more reported carjackings in Philadelphia than in all of 2020, according to an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer. If the trend continues, the city is on track to finish the year with a 500% increase over 2019 and a record 1,400 carjackings for 2022. Carjacking has […]

February 14, 2022
Dramatic Increase in Philadelphia Carjackings

Dramatic Increase in Philadelphia Carjackings

According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the city is seeing rapidly rising numbers of carjackings. Currently, there have been 140 carjackings in Philadelphia – double the amount at this time last year. The city had 840 total carjackings in 2021, the highest since 2017. They occurred throughout the city: Southwest Philadelphia, Old City, […]