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Community Violence Brief: Eastern North Philadelphia (, 2018)

Philadelphia: The State of the City (Pew Research Center, 2017)

Community Heath Assessment; Philadelphia, PA (Dept. of Public Health, 2016)

The resources below include all graphics on the site. These resources are meant for violence prevention organizations to utilize in providing services to community members, securing grant-based funding, and collaborating with other organizations.

Help raise awareness of community members, leaders,

organizational partners, and violence stakeholders city-wide.

  • Download this brief and take copies to your next meeting with funders, policymakers, or other decision-makers

  • Copy and insets them into your next grant application

  • Download the directory of violence prevention resources.

  • Share these resources with your staff and community members



Non-Violent Crime Incidence (Eastern North Philadelphia)

Violent Crime Incidence(Eastern North Philadelphia)

Crime Rate by City Bar Graph


Non-Violent Crime Incidence(Philadelphia)

Violent Crime Incidence (Philadelphia)


Graffiti Removal Requests

Health Status

Latino Distribution (Philadelphia)

Overdose Deaths

Percent Bilingual (Philadelphia)

Rate of Poverty

Poverty Bar Graph


Parks (Eastern North Philadelphia)


Parks (Philadelphia)

Parks Graph (Persons Per Sq. Mile)

Vacant lots & Buildings (Eastern North Philadelphia)


Vacant lots & Buildings (Philadelphia)

Vacant lots & Buildings (Persons Per Sq. Mile) References

  1. Philadelphia: The State of the City, 2017. Pew Research Center, Washington D.C. (21 May 2017).

  2. Community Health Assessment, 2016. Philadelphia Department of Public Health (21 May 2017)

  3. A City Transformed: The Racial and Ethnic Changes in Philadelphia Over the Last 20 Years, 2011. Pew Research Center, Washington D.C. (21May 2017)

  4. O’Brien, D. T., R. J. Sampson, and C. Winship. 2015. “Ecometrics in the Age of Big Data: Measuring and Assessing ‘Broken Windows’ Using Large-Scale Administrative Records.” Sociological Methodology. doi:10.1177/0081175015576601. 
  5. Community Life Improvement Program, City of Philadelphia. (21 May 2017)

  6. The Epidemic of Overdoses From Opioids in Philadelphia. 2016. CHART, Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

  7. Penn study shows value of arts and culture on health and wellbeing. (2017). University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

  8. After School Activities Partnership. (2018). Retrieved from

  9. Davis, R., Cook, D., & Cohen, L. (2005). A community resilience approach to reducing ethnic and racial disparities in health. American journal of public health, 95(12), 2168-2173.


High School Grad (Philadelphia)


Labor Force Participation (Philadelphia)

School Climate (Eastern North Philadelphia)

School Climate (Philadelphia)

Out of School Time Programs (Eastern North Philadelphia)

Out of School Time Programs and Age Distribution (Eastern North Philadelphia)

For more resources for children and families,

visit the Children's Advocacy Project:

Community Brief References

Community Brief References

  1. Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia 2017: The State of the City. Retrieved from 

  2. Finkelhor, D., Turner, H., Hamby, S. L., & Ormrod, R. (2011). Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse. National survey of children’s exposure to violence.

  3. Hamby, S., & Grych, J. (2013). Evidence-based interventions need to be more systematic, not more disruptive. American psychologist, Vol 68(6), 476-477.

  4. Santilli, A., O’Connor Duffany, K., Carroll-Scott, A., Thomas, J., Greene, A., Arora, A., Ickovics, J. (2017). Bridging the response to mass shootings and urban violence: exposure to violence in New Haven, Connecticut. American journal of public health, 107(3), 374-379.

  5. Davis, R., Cook, D., & Cohen, L. (2005). A community resilience approach to reducing ethnic and racial disparities in health. American journal of public health, 95(12), 2168-2173.

  6. Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Community Health Assessment Philadelphia, PA. (2016). Retrieved from

  7. U.S. Census Bureau (2016). Selected economic characteristics, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Retrieved from

  8. MacDonald, J. (2015). Community design and crime: the impact of housing and the built environment. Crime and justice, 44(1), 333-383.

  9. Francis, J., Giles-Corti, B., Wood, L., & Knuiman, M. (2012). Creating sense of community: The role of public space. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32(4), 401-409. 

  10. French, S., Wood, L., Foster, S. A., Giles-Corti, B., Frank, L., & Learnihan, V. (2014). Sense of community and its association with the neighborhood built environment. Environment and Behavior, 46(6), 677-697.

  11. Bracy, N. L., Millstein, R. A., Carlson, J. A., Conway, T. L., Sallis, J. F., Saelens, B. E., . . . King, A. C. (2014). Is the relationship between the built environment and physical activity moderated by perceptions of crime and safety? International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), 24.

  12. Cannuscio, C., Bugos, E., Hersh, S., Asch, D. A., & Weiss, E. E. (2012). Using art to amplify youth voices on housing insecurity. American journal of public health, 102(1), 10-12.

  13. Wherry, F. F. (2011). The Philadelphia Barrio: The Arts, Branding, and Neighborhood Transformation: University of Chicago Press.

  14. Vandell, D., Reisner, E., & Pierce, K. (2007). Outcomes linked to high-quality afterschool programs: Longitudinal findings from the study of promising practices. Irvine, CA: University of California and Washington, DC: Policy Studies Associates. Retrieved from:

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