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Crime

11/14/12 10:20pm
Crime increased by 25 percent this October, with the number of all incidents rising from 67 in October 2011 to 84 in October 2012.
10/31/12 11:17pm

Crime Log | Oct. 19-Oct. 25

A round up of crime for the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 25
10/24/12 12:34am
A Chevrolet Sintra crashed onto the patio outside Saxby’s Coffee on the 40th and Locust streets intersection at approximately 11:45 p.m.
10/16/12 10:55pm

Crime rates down 12 percent in September

Crime decreased by 12 percent this September, with the number of general incidents dropping from 102 in September 2011 to 90 in 2012.
10/10/12 11:17pm

Leak prompts look into Penn's computing and privacy policies

Last Monday, anonymous “hacktivists” who go by the name Team GhostShell leaked student and faculty names, email addresses and PennCard numbers
10/10/12 8:28pm

Penn and Drexel share CCTV cameras to fight crime across campuses

Penn and Drexel University’s Public Safety divisions will begin a new joint surveillance program to improve crime-fighting capabilities across both campuses.
10/09/12 11:24pm

Crime Log | Sept. 28 — Oct. 2

Burglary: Sept. 30 — An unaffiliated 54-year-old female reported an unknown person stole a TV from her apartment at 3924 Market Street at around noon.
10/04/12 11:03pm

Crime Log | Sept. 21 — Sept. 27

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10/02/12 11:26pm
Eugenia Garvin, a first-year resident in Penn’s Department of Emergency Medicine, conducted research indicating that cleaning and caring for vacant lots makes residents feel safer and may also reduce crime. The study was published in the journal “Injury Prevention” in August 2012.
09/26/12 12:44am

Crime Log | Sept. 16 — Sept. 20

Assault: Sept. 20 – A 34-year-old male officer was assaulted when responding to a radio call by a 23-year-old male suspect of the 100 block of S.
09/24/12 10:56pm

Van Pelt thefts down 74 percent from last year

Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 16 of 2011, there were 19 thefts from building in Van Pelt. In the same time period in 2012, there were only five.
09/20/12 8:41pm

Philadelphia Police Department tries more personal policing strategy

Police officers and volunteer clergy members are going door-to-door discussing with residents ways to improve neighborhood security.
09/13/12 11:58pm

Couple posed as parents during NSO, stole items from Houston Hall

During a New Student Orientation event on Aug. 30, a male and female couple posing as Penn parents stole several items, including multiple cell phones, from Houston Hall.
09/13/12 11:44pm

Arrests made for armed robbery and bike theft incidents

Three individuals were charged Thursday morning with a series of armed robberies, including Monday’s incident that triggered a UPennAlert. Three more were arrested for stealing a bicycle at Rodin College House.
09/09/12 10:05pm
In response to a raid by state police in April, Copabanana is making suspected patrons sign a “Declaration of Age.”
09/06/12 10:27pm

Crime rates lower this summer

Crime against property decreased from 118 in 2011 to 108 in 2012, while crime against person increased from 19 to 21 incidents, an 11 percent increase since last summer.
09/06/12 9:52pm

NSO alcohol-related hospitalizations up, but overall crime down

There were 30 alcohol-related hospital transports during the period between Aug. 25 and Sept. 3, up from 17 last year.
08/06/12 3:24pm

Man found dead near 42nd & Spruce at suicide scene

Meyer was a philosophy professor at Temple University and received his doctorate from Penn.
08/06/12 1:32am

Armed robbery occurs near 40th & Pine

The robber wielded a weapon, but there were no injuries to the victim, who was unaffiliated with the University.
08/01/12 10:21pm

Editorial | Guns on campus

The Aurora, Colo., massacre gives a renewed sense of urgency over the role of firearms in American culture. Being situated near a hotbed for violent crimes, Penn students in particular have a big stake in the debate over gun control.