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Crime

10/15/20 11:44pm
While most Penn professors and student leaders recognized the need for stricter gun control in the city, some questioned the lawsuit's ultimate effectiveness on the issue.
10/14/20 11:17pm
This week's crime log is dominated by thefts and burglaries, as well as two cases of sexual assault.
10/13/20 11:03pm
The city will create a triage desk to identify 911 calls involving mental health issues and offer services to those residents instead of arresting them, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported
10/06/20 11:48pm
Theft and burglary dominate this week, along with two reports of disorderly conduct.
09/30/20 9:43pm
In this week's crime log — five thefts, two assaults, and a burglary from a private residence. 
09/14/20 9:47pm
According to the Division of Public Safety's website, around 5:45 p.m. two men in a black Dodge Charger engaged in an argument about parking with another driver, with one displaying a firearm before leaving the area.
09/10/20 9:29pm
The suspect is a 6’2’’ “dark complected” male with a thin build and long hair. Reported to be in his 20s, he was seen wearing dark blue clothing and carrying a maroon duffel bag.
09/09/20 12:45am
According to the Division of Public Safety's website, the perpetrators were two men on two different dirt bikes, possibly chased by a dark-colored Honda Pilot SUV last seen heading east on Chestnut Street at 34th Street.
09/02/20 11:23pm
A group of approximately 60 people gathered in Clark Park on 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue last Wednesday night and proceeded to damage several buildings and properties along 40th Street.
08/26/20 12:14am
According to the alert, sent to the Penn community at 9:37 p.m., 60 people dressed in all black wearing black masks were breaking windows in the area of the 4000 block of Chestnut Street. 
06/24/20 12:56pm
Following backlash from thousands of students, alumni, and faculty regarding the University's relationship with local police forces, the University has also commissioned an independent review of its Division of Public Safety.
06/06/20 4:34pm
More than 9,600 people have signed a petition demanding that Penn cease its institutional support of a "racist, fascist police state" that has led to continued violence against Black people. After decades of postwar gentrification, the petition also asks the University to open its campus to West Philadelphia and pay PILOTS.
05/19/20 2:37pm
DPS issued an all-clear at 2:16 p.m. for a return to normal activity.
05/03/20 10:48pm
The suspect is a man wearing dark clothing who was last seen heading westbound on Spruce Street towards 41st Street.
03/26/20 11:25pm
Last Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police Department announced that police officers will be delaying arrests for certain nonviolent offenses in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, sparking concerns about increased crime.
03/25/20 11:18pm
The suspects are two young individuals wearing dark hooded sweatshirts last seen heading eastbound on Market Street in a tan Lincoln Zephyer.
03/24/20 10:47pm
The Department of Public Safety sent a UPennAlert warning of an attempted burglary in the 4200 block of Walnut Street Tuesday afternoon.
02/27/20 8:55pm
In this week's crime log, personal thefts in campus buildings and assault on an officer making an arrest.
02/23/20 10:39pm
Cyntoia Brown-Long and other formerly incarcerated individuals and criminal justice advocates discussed criminal justice reform at Saturday's inaugural BARS conference. 
02/20/20 9:32pm
In this weeks crime log, thefts from Wawa and CVS, a fire incident on Locust, and two assaults.