Philadelphia homicides up 14 percent in latest monthly data

Crime scene investigators gather evidence after a woman was shot and killed while walking her dog last month in Strawberry Mansion. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Two dozen people were killed in Philadelphia between September 1st and September 28th, up 14 percent from the previous 28-day period, according to homicide data released Friday by the Philadelphia Police Department.

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The Philadelphia Crime Maps & Stats page reported 192 total 2014 homicides through Monday morning, five more than had taken place by the same date last year.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we tracked reports of 119 people wounded or killed by gunfire in Philadelphia during September, representing 38 percent more shooting victims than we counted during the previous month.

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