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For the Commonwealth: Assistant District Attorney Katherine Wood

For the Commonwealth highlights the important work our prosecutors are doing to help secure justice in specific cases brought by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Katherine Wood of our Homicide and Non-Fatal Shooting Unit helped secure justice recently in a...

DATA Snapshot: Incidents, Arrests, and Charges — January 2022

The chart below generated by the District Attorney’s Transparency Analytics (DATA) Lab highlights the number of incidents reported by the public to the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) from May 1 to October 31, 2021. The graph then breaks down the number of incidents with arrests made by PPD...

Clearing Up Clearance Rates

By Tyler Tran, Senior Data Analyst, DAO DATA Lab What is a clearance rate? The term “clearance rate” has seen plenty of press this year, with a record number of homicides but few arrests for those homicides. However, the term is not well-defined or understood. Clearance rates are defined as the...

Shooting Arrest Rates: What Can Be Done?

By Tyler Tran, Senior Data Analyst, DAO DATA Lab Low shooting arrest rates: A chronic problem There have been 8,918 shootings in Philadelphia since 2015 that have not led to an arrest. This year alone, there have been 2,296 shootings, and police have made arrests in only 17% of those incidents. Even...