Overall crime incidents in the 15th District PSA1 for the first 5 months of the year reported are down compared to last year by about 10%. May of 2016 compared to 2015 is down 16%.
Thanks to OpenDataPhilly we have a lot more information about crime. The data available goes back to 2006 and includes the entire city which amounts to 2 million reports. It now includes all incidents rather than only the most serious categories.
The Gazette will continue to report crime news as it impacts our daily lives in as balanced a way as possible. We can’t ignore it but Frankford is much more than the crime stats indicate.