Student tweeting monthly Philadelphia homicide analysis

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.

View the October analysis ->

Next week in Philadelphia: Attend the Cost of Violence National Conference on Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health

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…