philadelphia-crime

‘We need more help’: Philly city, state leaders press Biden for further aid to reduce violence

BY: - July 3, 2021

While city’s homicide rate is reaching historic highs, a state law prevents Philadelphia from putting its own firearm regulations in place.

Black coalition calls for an ammunition tracking system in Pennsylvania

BY: - April 25, 2021

The number of homicides in Philadelphia stood at 151 as of Tuesday, up 30 percent compared with the same time last year, according to the police department’s website.

‘We’re bringing the village together’: In Philly’s Germantown, residents air gun violence concerns

BY: - February 19, 2020

In what is becoming a regular occurrence as Philadelphia continues to grapple with escalating gun violence, yet another church opened its doors after the sun had set in an effort to address the problem.

Poll: Philadelphians say their city is less safe than America’s largest cities

BY: - February 19, 2020

By Monday, Philadelphia had seen 45 murders, up 18 percent from the same day in 2019.

Philly homicides rose again in 2019; Blacks made up majority of the victims, data shows

BY: - January 3, 2020

As of Dec. 27, 2019,  1,445 people were shot in the city, a 2.3 percent increase over last year at that time, according to city data.

Jury in officer-involved shooting to come from Philadelphia

BY: - November 26, 2019

Former Philly Officer Ryan Pownall, 37, allegedly shot David Jones, 30, in the Juniata neighborhood on June 8, 2017.

‘This could be my son’: In Philadelphia, Black men gather in an effort to help reduce city’s gun violence

BY: - November 20, 2019

Activists from across Philadelphia met Monday to discuss ways to tackle the escalating murder rate in Pennsylvania's largest city.