It’s time to take a look at the crime stats so far this year. This is just a comparison to last year for the period from January through July. It only includes data for the 15th District PSA1 which is the area South of Bridge Street in Frankford and Bridesburg. North of Bridge Street is PSA2.
Included below is a summary of the most important crime categories to most people; public safety and property crime.
|15th District PSA1|
|January through July – 7 months||2017||2018||difference|
|Crime involving firearms||112||106||-5.4%|
As you can see, overall crime is down. Theft remains about the same as last year.
Frankford is by no means, crime free. We continue to see rampant drug use and sales and the violence that is connected to that trade continues to be a problem that will drive good people away and keep good people from moving here. But, that problem exists in every part of the city to a degree. Until the cause of that problem is addressed, we are just pushing it from one neighborhood to another. Thanks to the cops who continue to try to do a good job under difficult
|Ag Assault Firearm||58||57||-1.7%|
|Ag Assault No Firearm||97||97||0.0%|
|All Other Offenses||588||555||-5.6%|
|Burglary Non Residential||27||30||11.1%|
|Driving Under the Influence||50||37||-26.0%|
|Forgery and Counterfitting||3||2||-33.3%|
|Liquor Law Violations||10||5||-50.0%|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||39||59||51.3%|
|Narcotic/Drug Law Violations||181||152||-16.0%|
|Offenses Against Family and Children||2||3||50.0%|
|Other Sex Offenses – Not commercialized||18||22||22.2%|
|Prostitution and Commercialized vice||8||14||75.0%|
|Receiving Stolen Property||1||0||-100.0%|
|Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicles||141||207||46.8%|
|Robbery No Firearm||83||69||-16.9%|
|Theft From Vehicle||177||190||7.3%|