Tracking Philadelphia gun violence every day has been an exhausting experience — emotionally as well as practically — for the team at the Gun Crisis Reporting Project. So, we find great inspiration when we meet others who are doing the same.
Last month, we discovered Brady Watkins, a 22-year-old Criminal Justice and Political Science Major who will be graduating from Mansfield University in December.
Watkins follows Philadelphia media reports each month, as well as online news archives and court documents. He breaks down homicide reports statistically, looking at the geographic area, time of day, day of the week, gender, race, age, weapon used, and whether the homicide was solved or unsolved.
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The #GunCrisis team has been invited to participate this fall in the Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab, a program committed to promoting and nurturing innovation for social impact.
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Above: Weekly total gunpoint robberies reported this year in Philadelphia, according to police data.
Through the first three quarters of 2014, an average of 55 gunpoint robberies were reported each week in Philadelphia, including a total of 219 during the first three weeks of the year alone.
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Keisha Williams, the mother of three children killed in a crash which followed a recent gunpoint carjacking in the Tioga section of Philadelphia, has now also died. Click the headline for more information.
The Philadelphia Police Department blog has posted more than two dozen surveillance videos of suspects wanted in connection with armed robberies since we checked in last month.
Promising to introduce a new model for addressing the cost of violence and bridging the gap between community advocates and experts in the field of behavioral health, Philadelphia’s Mothers in Charge is celebrating 10 years of violence prevention, education and intervention by hosting The Cost of Violence: National Conference on Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health…
A reporting team from This American Life spent five months looking inside a Chicago high school from which 29 current and recent students were shot last year alone. This week, we hear about how it feels to live with gun violence and deal with grief, and how teens find guns in the first place. DOWNLOAD the mp3….