Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Armed Robbers And Increase in Crime Spur Community Safety Efforts

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Armed Robbers And Increase in Crime Spur Community Safety Efforts

On the evening of March 12, a resident of the West Philadelphia community was robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of 46th and Hazel streets. Detective Joseph Murray, one of the West Philadelphia community’s main sources for information on crime, released a statement on Twitter about the robbery, stating that the suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and […]

 By Nick Vadala

Technology: Predicting Future Crimes in Philadelphia

Technology: Predicting Future Crimes in Philadelphia

The term “crime prediction” often evokes the pop culture memory of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 science fiction film Minority Report, where the government polices its citizenry through a trio of psychic beings known as “precogs” that can predict who will commit a crime in the future. Throughout the film, which was based on a 1956 short […]