When dealing with panhandlers, DPS’s first approach is to speak to them personally, obtain biographical information and understand the problems the panhandlers are facing. They then ask them to “cease and desist.”
The strikers’ demands included an hourly wage raise in light of a new training certification program that would cost SEPTA $200,000 a year, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Communications doctoral student Khadijah White was arrested in a protest Thursday and spent a day in police custody.
Philadelphia police fired gunshots in the area of 38th and Market streets early Thursday morning, and Penn’s Department of Public Safety issued a UPennAlert at 3:17 a.m.
Several bus riders have been robbed by Derrick Gilham, 44, who frequented SEPTA bus stops along Broad Street — particularly Olney
Three suspects were arrested at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night near the Quad after being pursued by Philadelphia Police for more than half an hour.
Robert Wittman, a former senior investigator and founder of the FBI National Art Crime Team, spoke about art crime and his career.
A 21-year-old male, was found dead inside his rented townhouse at 39th and Market streets around 4 p.m. The victim suffered two bullet wounds to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mayor Michael Nutter presented a new array of crime reduction measures for the city, including an extensive program to lower homicide rates.
A 21-year-old male was killed his home on 39th and Market streets at around 4 p.m. on Feb. 5. The victim was found with two bullet wounds to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
College senior Brian Goldman and his cab driver were allegedly assaulted by three juveniles last Saturday.
Richard Berk is fighting crime and busting bad guys with an algorithm as his weapon of choice. Berk, a Wharton statistics professor, has developed an algorithmic software to forecast crime.
While the majority of Philadelphia homicides are black-on-black, a mere increase in policing might not be the best solution. Philadelphia homicides are concentrated in neighborhoods with young black men can be a disadvantage when trying to solve homicide cases.
Penn students are eager to integrate themselves into the community and ensure that things change for the better. But it’s time to also gather momentum in combating an issue of life and death.
Not a single crime has yet to be reported at Penn Park. The 24-hour security and patrolling officers on cars, bicycles and electric three-wheeled T3 vehicles help keep the area safe. However, according to DPS, its surveillance system is no different from the one used on the rest of campus.
U.S. cities, Philadelphia’s homicide clearance rate — the rate at which its homicide cases are resolved — has fallen for three years.
Penn saw a 5-percent drop in crime during the 2011 calendar year, as well as a 7-percent drop in the fiscal year, which begins in July.
GRAPHIC: Yearly crime rates, 2007-2011
In 2010, the month of December had four cited retail thefts, while 2011 had 15.
Crime log for the week of Jan. 6 – Jan. 13
The former School of Design student who left an unidentified briefcase in front of Meyerson Hall on Dec. 10 is scheduled for a status hearing in court on Jan. 26.