After running behind last year’s homicide rate through much of this summer, the total number of victims is back on pace with 2013, according to the latest daily update from the Philadelphia Police Department.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we counted 598 shooting victims through July of 2014, down by 4.6 percent from the 627 victims wounded or killed though the same period last year.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we counted 95 shooting victims in Philadelphia during July. Nine double shootings were reported, as well as one triple shooting and one incident in which five people were shot.
Private vehicles arrived at Philadelphia hospitals with 29 people suffering gunshot wounds throughout last month, and five more victims walked in unescorted.
The latest weekly report from the Philadelphia Police Department shows a 33 percent leap in homicides for the period ending August 3rd, when compared with the previous 28-day period.