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Violence in Frankford


January 16th on the 4600 block of Penn – 201615004629

February 3rd on the 1800 block of Fillmore – 201615009784

February 20th on the 4800 block of Penn – 201615014979

March 17th on the 4700 block of Oxford – 201615023994

March 23rd on the 1600 block of Pratt – 201615025965

March 23rd on the 1600 block of Pratt – 201615025900

After 6 homicides in the 15th District PSA 1 over a three month period, Frankford is on track to set a record this year for murder in the community.  See the March crime summary on the chart below and you can see the detailed report at this link.


Only one of those homicides has lead to an arrest so far.  Local video surveillance cameras helped identify suspects in the incident on the 4800 block of Penn Street.

The number code following the crime is one way of tracking an incident.  Thanks to Christopher Sawyer at who has given us a new tool for tracking this information with CourtWatch.  Besides a huge collection of other interesting stuff, he has provided this great tool for tracking arrests.  

Thanks to OpenDataPhilly for making this raw data available for our use.

If you are concerned about violence in Frankford and want to take action, there is a meeting at St. Marks Church at 4442 Frankford Avenue on Monday, April 11th at 6 PM.