Shot on the Job

Two City workers were shot and killed on the job last year, while several others were threatened. The Trace looks at how the City of Philadelphia is responding

By Mensah M. Dean

Business for Good: ZeroEyes

Navy SEALs founded a software company that detects firearms on security cameras. Schools, corporate campuses, the Department of Defense — and SEPTA — are signing up.

By Courtney DuChene

A New Gun Violence Narrative

A study by a Temple trauma surgeon looks at the damaging effects of daily crime reporting on victims of gun violence. A bigger question remains: Would changing the news decrease shootings?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizens of the Week: Mazzie Casher and Steven Pickens

The former high school friends launched Philly Truce, an app, event series and neighborhood watch to interrupt gun violence — because everyone has to work for peace in the city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Weird, Hopeful, Dismal, Exciting Year That Was (2022)

Happy to see 2022 in your rear view? Here’s what it means for 2023

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Gun Violence Plan Philly Finally Needs?

The new Civic Coalition to Save Lives plan to combat gun violence is a type of problem-solving collaboration we’ve not seen before. Can it work? And can it model a new way to enact solutions?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2022: How to Solve A Murder Epidemic

Chester has reduced gun violence by 60 percent in the last two years. We’ll learn how they did it at our 5th annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival on December 15

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Does Philly Crime Deter Prospective College Students?

A young Philadelphian chose a suburban college over a Philly one in order to feel and be safe for the next four years. Other students will follow suit if our city doesn’t get a handle on crime.

By Jemille Q. Duncan