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Crime

03/13/13 12:50am

Crime Log | Feb. 21-March 7

Check out what crimes have occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Feb. 21 and March 7.
03/13/13 12:32am

Theft rises, robberies stabilize in February

The month of February has brought nine assaults this month on campus— an increase from the same period in 2012 — but only one of the victims was affiliated with the University. There were 62 thefts from buildings within the Division of Public Safety patrol zone during the first two months of this year — up from 33 during the same period last year — and in January, there were 42 thefts from buildings alone.
03/11/13 9:48pm

Crime on campus fluctuate with seasons

As the outside temperature goes up, crime at Penn typically goes the same direction.
02/18/13 12:16am

Penn sees more thefts, fewer robberies in Jan.

January has seen an increase in the number of thefts from buildings in and around Penn’s campus — but a decrease in more violent crimes like robbery.
02/05/13 7:20pm
The Penn Communications Operations Center is a conduit that handles 111,000 emergency calls a year and monitors security footage from a total of 123 closed circuit television cameras across campus.
02/05/13 6:58pm

Crime Log | Jan. 25 – Jan. 31

See what incidents occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone last week.
01/23/13 11:05pm

Former professor in prison for murder denied parole

Former Penn professor Rafael Robb has been in prison since 2007 for killing his wife, Ellen. He will now not be paroled until at least September 2014, according to the decision released by the parole board on Wednesday.
01/23/13 9:09pm

Penn contributes to monetary reward for graduate student's killer

Penn and the Perelman School of Medicine both donated $2,500 in reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the killer of Melissa Ketunuti, the Medical School graduate student who was found dead in her home on Monday in what police are treating as a homicide, said Vice President of Public Safety Maureen Rush.
01/23/13 2:07am

Rafael Robb parole delayed for further consideration

Rafael Robb received a parole decision this past November that would have him released on Jan. 28. However, the parole board decided to reconsider this date after a meeting this past Tuesday.
01/22/13 10:43am

Perelman graduate student found dead in home

Melissa Ketunuti, a Perelman School of Medicine graduate student, was found dead in her Center City home on Monday afternoon in what police are treating as a homicide.
01/18/13 12:26am

Former professor Rafael Robb to be released from prison

Rafael Robb, the former Penn professor who was sentenced to prison in 2008 for killing his wife, Ellen, is set to be released later this month.
01/16/13 9:21pm

Crime near campus down 7 percent in 2012

Last year saw a decrease of 7 percent in the total number of crimes committed in and around Penn’s campus.
01/16/13 8:30pm

Obama pushes aggressive new gun control measures

In a press announcement Wednesday afternoon, Obama outlined proposals to Congress and a series of 23 executive actions to curb gun violence in response to last month’s mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school.
01/16/13 1:00am

Crime website pushes forward online security map

CommunityCam, launched last month by search engine optimization firm SEER Interactive and online security equipment retailer VideoSurveillance.com, currently has reported 14 cameras on or near campus.
01/16/13 12:29am
Among the new measures added after the armed robberies last semester are increased overtime shifts, the use of undercover officers and added Allied Barton security guards around campus.
01/15/13 9:28pm

Crime Log | Jan. 4 - Jan. 10

Jan. 5 – An employee at Houston Hall was threatened verbally over the phone by a known suspect at about 2:45 p.m.
01/08/13 5:44pm

Traffic blocked for 1.5 hours on 38th and Walnut streets

Traffic was blocked off this morning on 38th Street between Chestnut and Walnut and on the 3800 block of Walnut Street.
12/08/12 8:52pm
The raid and following changes in ID policy have caused the management to make changes to its offerings on Wednesdays
12/03/12 10:33pm

HUP crime on the decline for 2012

Total crime is down 21 percent in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for Jan. to Dec. 2012 as compared to 2011, according to the Division of Public Safety.
11/28/12 11:56pm

Crime Log | Nov. 15 - Nov. 20

A look at crime in the past week.