On Sept. 30, a man was shot in the head near 44th and Market streets at the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Westpark Apartments. The incident was an example of violent crime that necessitates Penn Police action in areas that, while off campus, are still home to several students.
The DP’s weekly breakdown of crime in the Penn Patrol Zone, with an interactive map.
All three people involved in the crash were transported to HUP and are in stable condition.
The U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Act grant, which is nearing its three-year cycle, has paid for a full-time violence prevention educator and has funded projects like the Student Anti-Violence Advocate program.
The man, unaffiliated with Penn, was shot at Westpark Apartments Friday night and is currently in stable condition. Philadelphia Police have identified and are looking for a suspect.
Eugene Tinsley, who posed as a Penn student, pled guilty this year to two counts each of theft, forgery, receiving stolen property and securing execution of documents by deception.
Check out an interactive map of crime in the Penn Patrol Zone last week.
The law will introduce graduated school-year curfews for three different age groups. Young adults aged 16 to 17 will face a curfew of 10 p.m., which could affect University students who fall in that age group.
Crime log for the week of Sept. 9-Sept. 15, with an interactive map.
In the spirit of transparency, the University released its annual Jeanne Clery crime report Sept. 15, detailing three years of crime and emergency on campus.
In addition to educating students about safety issues, the fair also aimed to increase participation and awareness about DPS programs and initiatives, in part because the division saw low freshman enrollment in several of these programs during New Student Orientation, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.
Crime log for the week of Sept. 2-Sept. 8
This summer saw 7 percent more crime than last summer, but robbery and theft saw significant decreases.
In recent years, however, the term “flash mob” has acquired a new meaning. Philadelphia’s non-violent high-school and college-aged residents need to reclaim the flash mob.
A woman unaffiliated with the University was robbed at about 8:50 a.m. in the second-story bathroom of the Evans Building, part of the Penn Dental School.
Cambridge University criminology professor Lawrence Sherman argues that if we had defined the 9/11 attacks as a crime, the world would be very different today.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey unveiled a five-year crime plan for the city of Philadelphia — including the introduction of horseback police — at the end of last month.
A female Penn student reported that an unknown male grabbed her and “touched her in an inappropriate manner” last night at about 12:45 a.m. nearby Gregory College House, according to the Division of Public Safety.
An interactive map of crime around campus last week.
Sixteen parties were shut down this year during New Student Orientation, including 11 off campus and five on campus.