Framing the Issue
In order to make change, it is important to understand
how violence affects Eastern North Philadelphia
Violent Crime includes criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, rape and robbery.
Non-Violent Crime includes theft, motor vehicle theft, theft from motor vehicle, arson, vandalism, burglary, drug violations, fraud and embezzlement.
Census Tract is a group of blocks defined by the US Census that usually consists of residents with similar demographic backgrounds.
The map below shows census tracts in Philadelphia
where violence took place in 2015.
The darkest areas show
between 86 and 134
violent crimes in 2015.
The lightest areas show
census tracts where
fewer than 15 violent
crimes took place.
Eastern North Philadelphia,
in the bolded black line,
experiences violent crime
at a higher rate than the
rest of the city.
Two of the police districts in Eastern North Philadelphia are ranked third and fourth in the city for violent crime