Philadelphia shooting victim analysis for September, 2014

Police investigate the scene after four men were shot, two fatally, last month in Fern Rock. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we followed 97 shooting incidents which left 115 people wounded or killed in Philadelphia during September, 2014, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.

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#GunCrisis archives: Philadelphia gun violence in national context

Above: Mourners gather in remembrance of Philadelphia shooting victim Terrance “T-Bird” Cox this summer in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we are presently working to organize all of our posts into a more accessible knowledge base. This group contains previous posts addressing Philadelphia gun violence and homicides in context with national rates. The most recent posts are at the top of each group.

2014:

• Philadelphia stays ahead of Chicago’s homicide rate through first 26 weeks of 2014
• Latest FBI data puts 2013 murder reductions in context
• Philadelphia still suffering higher homicide rate than largest cities, but also showing greater progress

2013:

• Homicides drop sharply in Philadelphia and New York, but unequal rates persist
• New York responds to violent outbreak while Philadelphia suffers four times as much
• Eleven dead, 80 wounded by gunfire in Philadelphia during one month period since Boston bombing news
• Philadelphia Commissioner Ramsey: We have a Sandy Hook happening all the time

2012:

• Philadelphia is “behind the curve” on implementing innovative gun violence solutions
• Report: Philadelphia stands out as most violent city
• 2012 U.S. Peace Index Highlights America’s Most and Least Peaceful States and Cities — and the cost of violence

30 people shot in Philadelphia during first week of September

Above: Police search for the gunman and for evidence after an 18-year-old man was critically wounded during a robbery Sunday night in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we counted reports of 30 shooting victims during the first week of September in Philadelphia, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.

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#GunCrisis Monthly: August, 2014

Above: Friends and family gather in Nicetown for a vigil to remember Terrance ‘T-Bird’ Cox, killed in a shooting which also left two other men wounded. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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