In a rare turn of events, prosecutors in former state Sen. Vince Fumo’s federal corruption case are asking the judge to give the defendant more time in prison.
INTERACTIVE: The Fumo case
Six thefts and one act of burglary were perpetrated throughout the week.
Overall, October saw a significant decrease in crime. Compared to 102 crimes in October 2010, this October saw only 67 crimes total, including crimes against persons and property.
INTERACTIVE: October crime 2007-2011
Forty underage students were cited Thursday night at The Blockley Pourhouse, located at 38th and Chestnut streets, for alleged underage drinking.
Pretty women who are accused perpetrators of violent crime almost always receive more than their fair share of media attention.
Breakdown of crime on and around campus last week, with an interactive map.
Crimes committed on and around campus last week, with an interactive map.
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.
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.
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.