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Supporting LGBTQ+ Victims and Survivors at the DAO

By Kelly Burkhardt (she/her), Mary Doyle (she/her), and Tyler Tran (he/him) The Philadelphia LGBTQ+ community is struggling to find answers after the assault and death of a Black gay man at a popular gay bar, as queer, transgender, and nonbinary people are at higher risk of being victims of assault,...

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...