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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.
09/12/11 12:04am
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.
09/10/11 11:00pm

DPS investigating reported indecent assault

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.
09/08/11 12:57am

Crime log: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

An interactive map of crime around campus last week.
09/07/11 11:11pm

NSO sees no increase in party shutdowns

Sixteen parties were shut down this year during New Student Orientation, including 11 off campus and five on campus.
09/07/11 11:09pm

NSO crime down 16 percent from last year

In addition, alcohol-related incidents fell about 32 percent compared to last year.
09/04/11 9:44pm

Attempted suicide reported at Fresh Grocer garage

Police restrained a woman before she could jump from the garage’s 10th floor roof Sunday night.
08/30/11 7:27pm

Armed suspects reported near Penn's campus

The University of Sciences in Philadelphia issued three alerts to its students between 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Monday night regarding an armed assault and a possible armed robbery.
08/29/11 5:24pm

Abducted newborn returned to HUP

A two-day-old boy is on his way back to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after being taken by his mother around noon Thursday, and the Amber Child Abduction Alert has been lifted.
08/29/11 5:08pm

New Philadelphia curfew may impact young Penn students

A newly-enforced curfew in Philadelphia led to the apprehension of dozens of juveniles this past weekend.
08/29/11 5:04pm

Penn student victim of hit and run

A Penn student riding a bike was the victim of a hit-and-run accident near campus that sent him to the hospital on Monday afternoon.
09/06/07 5:00am

Student's suicide attempt thwarted

A female Penn undergraduate has been brought back to safety after threatening to jump from the roof of the Fresh Grocer parking garage. Penn Police, the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments and University and city counselors negotiated with her for about two hours until she eventually climbed back down at about 5:20 p.m.