Weekend shooting victim totals have declined for three consecutive weeks, based on incidents tracked by the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.
We followed reports of five people shot during the past weekend, resulting from incidents reported in the Belmont and East Germantown sections of the city, as well as North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.
At the same time, we have noted that weekend temperatures have dropped significantly during the same period, according to weather data from noaa.gov. The average high temperature during the past weekend was only 60 degrees, compared with weekend average highs of 67 one week earlier, 82 degrees two weeks ago and 76 three weeks ago.
(Red bars reflect daily high and low temperatures recorded in Philadelphia during the past four weekends.)
Weekend totals in this report include incidents taking place between noon each Friday and midnight each Sunday night.
One man was shot this weekend but has been excluded from this report because the shooter has not been charged. Police were investigating the wounded man’s role the incident, according to reports from 6ABC and the Philadelphia Daily News, but he is not accused of using a gun.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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