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With only a couple of minor incidents reported over the past 24 hours, your editor is using today to comb through recently released FBI data from from early 2013, when we saw remarkable reductions in homicide in Philadelphia and across the nation — and trying to figure out what happened.

Meanwhile, check out more of the ways you can fit the Gun Crisis Reporting Project into your media diet.

We maintain two Twitter accounts:

@GunCrisisNews focuses on the latest incidents reported across the Philadelphia region, including breaking news alerts and other media reports.

@GunCrisisUS keeps up to date on major incidents and issues reported across the US.

You can keep us in your Facebook feed by liking our page at And we are once again sharing posts on Google+ as well. We also provide a free text alert service for major incidents.

Check our About tab to learn more about and click on Recognition to see what others have had to say. Contact us directly via email using, or leave us a message at: (215) 882-9867

If you use a feed reader, you can find us on We also have a few resources on YouTube and SoundCloud, although we post there less frequently.

You can subscribe to the free GunCrisis Monthly email report by completing the brief form in the right sidebar on our site. You can also listen to police radio traffic in the sidebar.

Please share your ideas to stop the shooting in our community by using the #phillypeaceplan hash tag when communicating on social media.


Would you like to share your story or suggestions with the #GunCrisis community? Record your message at (215) 839-6121 — and we will post the audio here at You can leave your name and number — or keep it anonymous. Let’s solve this problem together.

Click the Solutions tab for reports on efforts to stop the violence, and check our Network tab for opportunities to donate your time or money to organizations working to reduce gun.

And please consider supporting the Gun Crisis Reporting Project directly as well.

The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is an award-winning, independent, nonprofit journalism community striving to illuminate the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia — and to find solutions.

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