Year-to-date shooting victim total on decline through July in Philadelphia

After starting this year with more shooting victims than were reported during January and February of 2013, ensuing monthly declines have now placed Philadelphia nearly five percent behind last year’s pace through July.

(View the interactive version.)

Monthly gunshot victims:

Jan Feb March April May June July
2011 86 79 91 106 105 124 124
2012 106 71 110 106 138 116 119
2013 79 61 78 94 119 98 98
2014 84 62 62 88 111 96 95

Notes: Monthly victim totals for 2011, 2012 and 2013 taken from Philadelphia Police data. 2014 totals taken from Gun Crisis monthly reports:

At top of page: Police gather at the scene of a shooting where a man was critically wounded last month, on North 25th Street near North College Avenue in North Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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