A number of violent killing crimes have fallen on Philadelphia for the last few years, as did assaults on police officers. Unfortunately, the number of lives lost through shooting by police is way up. The number of shots resulting in death or permanent injury by police in 2012 climbed to the highest level than it has been in the last decade. It’s been reported that 52 suspects last year were shot in Philadelphia by police responding to calls for reported crimes. Close to 15 people of those shot died.
An Increase In Police Shootings
Surprisingly, the police watchdog claims the department has not given a reason for the increase. There have been several hindrances in efforts to review the shootings according to Police Advisory Commission director, citing that the Internal Affairs has failed to supply relevant information about any of these shootings. Philadelphia in the current years has recorded the highest rates of shootings by police in the states. When measured against major violent crimes, Philadelphia ranks high compared to other major cities for which data were available.
It is extremely devastating how Philadelphia has turned to be insecure. Less than six months ago, a teenager was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition after being shot in the back at around 9pm. This took place in the area of Fairmount Avenue and North 7th Street, on the border of Northern Liberties and North Philadelphia. NBC10 reported that the same day in the afternoon, a 16-year-old child was caught up in an argument between two groups and was struck in the lower back. The police department claimed they were looking for two suspects who fled from the scene of that crime.
Also recently, a 31-year-old man was listed in a somewhat stable condition at Jeans Hospital, as being shot on the hand shortly before midnight on 2nd of February this year in the area of Moorefield. Medics also rushed a 36-year-old victim to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was reported stable after he was shot in the thigh the following morning on Carpenter Street near Front Street in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia. And the story of the unending crime in Philadelphia goes on.
Recovery Challenges & Seeking Help
There are challenges to recovery no matter how the injuries were caused. The injuries may be caused by robbery, stabbing, an accident or shooting. Your life may change forever after an attack at a workplace, retail, nightclub, and casino. After homicide, someone’s life cannot be replaced, and the surviving family members live to spend their lives seeking assistance to heal from the devastating loss. Legal action should be taken through the civil proceedings by moving in the right direction to recovery and healing. When the family member cannot work after the injury from a crime or is suffering from health care expenses, then legal action is necessary.
The bottom line is that crime has invaded Philadelphia, and many people are languishing in pain caused by the perpetrators of crime. So if you are a victim of these shootings, report the case to the police and allow an experienced attorney to represent you and advise accordingly other than sit down and watch things go extremely way out of hands.