Above: Neighbors look on as police investigate a shooting which left two men dead and two more wounded last month in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we tracked reports of 119 shooting victims in Philadelphia during September, the highest monthly total so far this year. The previous peak came in May, when we followed 111 shooting victim reports.
To date in 2014, we have covered reports of 815 people wounded or killed by other people with guns in Philadelphia, excluding accidents and justified shootings.
According to Philadelphia Police data, 851 people had been shot through the first nine months of 2013. Last year’s highest monthly total was reported was during May, when 119 people were shot. In September, 113 were shot.
In 2012, 1007 people had been shot in Philadelphia by the end of September, and the highest monthly total was reported during August, with 142 shooting victims.
Our comprehensive monthly analysis for September will be available in the coming weeks.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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