Crime increased by 25 percent this October, with the number of all incidents rising from 67 in October 2011 to 84 in October 2012.
A round up of crime for the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 25
A Chevrolet Sintra crashed onto the patio outside Saxby’s Coffee on the 40th and Locust streets intersection at approximately 11:45 p.m.
Crime decreased by 12 percent this September, with the number of general incidents dropping from 102 in September 2011 to 90 in 2012.
Last Monday, anonymous “hacktivists” who go by the name Team GhostShell leaked student and faculty names, email addresses and PennCard numbers
Penn and Drexel University’s Public Safety divisions will begin a new joint surveillance program to improve crime-fighting capabilities across both campuses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police officers and volunteer clergy members are going door-to-door discussing with residents ways to improve neighborhood security.
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.
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.
In response to a raid by state police in April, Copabanana is making suspected patrons sign a “Declaration of Age.”
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.
There were 30 alcohol-related hospital transports during the period between Aug. 25 and Sept. 3, up from 17 last year.
Meyer was a philosophy professor at Temple University and received his doctorate from Penn.
The robber wielded a weapon, but there were no injuries to the victim, who was unaffiliated with the University.
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.