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Crime

10/25/11 10:03pm

Crime Log: Oct. 14-20

Breakdown of crime on and around campus last week, with an interactive map.
10/19/11 12:03am

Crime log: Oct. 7-13

Crimes committed on and around campus last week, with an interactive map.
10/16/11 10:02pm

September crime rises 13 percent from last year

September crime saw an increase of about 12 percent in crimes against property and a 25 percent increase in crimes against people, according to the Division of Public Safety.
10/07/11 11:57pm
The enforcer of Wall Street, United States Attorney Preet Bharara, made a special visit to Huntsman Hall last Thursday, urging students to lead their lives with integrity and humility.
10/06/11 12:09am

DPS responds beyond campus

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.
10/04/11 10:49pm

Crime log: Sept. 23-29

The DP’s weekly breakdown of crime in the Penn Patrol Zone, with an interactive map.
10/04/11 2:09pm
All three people involved in the crash were transported to HUP and are in stable condition.
10/03/11 11:09pm

Penn Women's Center, DPS partner to address sexual violence

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.
10/01/11 11:29am

Man shot in head near 44th, Market streets

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.
09/29/11 1:11am

Con artist pretends to be Penn student

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.
09/27/11 11:55pm

Crime log: Sept. 16-22

Check out an interactive map of crime in the Penn Patrol Zone last week.
09/21/11 11:29pm

Philadelphia looks to extend teen curfew

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.
09/21/11 8:21pm

Crime Log: Sept. 9-15

Crime log for the week of Sept. 9-Sept. 15, with an interactive map.
09/18/11 11:37pm
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.
09/14/11 10:50pm
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.
09/14/11 10:40pm

Crime log: Sept. 2-8

Crime log for the week of Sept. 2-Sept. 8
09/14/11 10:28pm

Summer sees increased overall crime

This summer saw 7 percent more crime than last summer, but robbery and theft saw significant decreases.
09/14/11 12:20am
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.
09/13/11 12:18pm
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.
09/12/11 1:21am

Lawrence Sherman | Crime or war? Words have consequences

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.