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Crime

03/29/12 12:34am

On urban campus, panhandling a perennial problem

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.”
03/22/12 11:31pm

SEPTA police officers continue to fight for employee benefits

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.
03/17/12 1:13am

Grad student arrested at city protest

Communications doctoral student Khadijah White was arrested in a protest Thursday and spent a day in police custody.
03/08/12 5:15am

UPennAlert issued for police activity at 38th and Market

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.
02/15/12 10:02pm

SEPTA security under question

Several bus riders have been robbed by Derrick Gilham, 44, who frequented SEPTA bus stops along Broad Street — particularly Olney
02/13/12 12:47am
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.
02/09/12 10:07pm
Robert Wittman, a former senior investigator and founder of the FBI National Art Crime Team, spoke about art crime and his career.
02/06/12 10:17pm

Killing on 39th, Market streets remains under investigation

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.
02/05/12 10:36pm

Mayor Nutter lays out new plan for homicide prevention and punishment

Mayor Michael Nutter presented a new array of crime reduction measures for the city, including an extensive program to lower homicide rates.
02/05/12 8:29pm

Man found dead at 39th and Market streets

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.
02/03/12 12:26am

Center City assault not charged as hate crime

College senior Brian Goldman and his cab driver were allegedly assaulted by three juveniles last Saturday.
01/30/12 10:19pm

Penn professor creates crime forecaster

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.
01/29/12 10:36pm

'Black-on-black' see majority in Philly homicides

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.
01/27/12 1:46am
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.
01/25/12 8:42pm
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.
01/24/12 11:57pm

Philadelphia's homicide clearance sees three-year decrease

U.S. cities, Philadelphia’s homicide clearance rate — the rate at which its homicide cases are resolved — has fallen for three years.
01/24/12 11:09pm

Penn sees 5-percent drop in crime in 2011

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
01/19/12 12:34am

December crime increased 34 percent from last year

In 2010, the month of December had four cited retail thefts, while 2011 had 15.
01/17/12 9:43pm

Crime Log: Jan. 6 - Jan. 13

Crime log for the week of Jan. 6 – Jan. 13
01/13/12 1:40am

Former student responsible for Meyerson bomb threat scheduled for court

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.