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First Half of 2020 Shows Dramatic Rise in Violent Crime, Property Crime Drop https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1438Police8/7/2020 3:37:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1438/Newsroom_Police_Crime_Stats.pngFirst Half of 2020 Shows Dramatic Rise in Violent Crime, Property Crime Drop <div class="ExternalClassD6BB0D7288A349569F3959C059D5946C"><html>​A man shot and killed while serving divorce papers to his wife.  Three kids found dead, their mom the primary suspect. A woman killed at a club by two men who were firing shot inside and outside of the club.  <br><br>These are just a few of the stories behind a dramatic rise in violent crimes during the first six months of 2020.<br><br>The numbers from the Phoenix Police Department's Crime Analysis and Research Unit show significant changes in January to June 2020 numbers compared to the same time period in 2019.<br><br><p><img style="margin:5px;width:490px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Crime%202020.png" /></p>Homicides and Aggravated Assaults are each up more than 25 percent.  While at the same time, Rape, Burglary and Thefts all dropped.<br><br>“Putting a definitive stamp on the cause of crime rising or falling is impossible to do, but it's clear the Covid-19 lockdown has changed the dynamics," said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune.  “Fewer people on the streets and more people at home seems to have impacted these numbers." <br><br>The trend is not unique to Phoenix.  The <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/homicide-spike-cities-chicago-newyork-detroit-us-crime-police-lockdown-coronavirus-protests-11596395181" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal </a>documented the increase, finding homicides were up 24 percent in the nation's 50 largest cities. <br><br><strong>DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOMICIDES</strong><br><br>Domestic Violence accounts for a large portion of the increase.  In the first half of 2019, in Phoenix there were 10 homicides tied to domestic violence.  That number jumped to 24 in 2020, a 140 percent increase.  <br><br>When looking at the numbers year-to-date, through August 3, the situation becomes even more concerning.  During that time, domestic violence related deaths jumped 180 percent over the same time period in 2019.<br><br>The City of Phoenix launched a “<a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/homicide-spike-cities-chicago-newyork-detroit-us-crime-police-lockdown-coronavirus-protests-11596395181" target="_blank">Domestic Violence Help</a>!" campaign in April, after domestic violence calls began to increase following the world-wide pandemic. <br><br>Survivors <a href="/newsroom/police/1159" target="_blank">shared their stories</a> of getting help.  Media partners across the valley helped spread the message on radio, TV and billboards to let the community know help is available.<br>This includes the following:<ul><li><a href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" target="_blank"><font style="color:green;">The Family Advocacy Center</font></a>: 602-534-2120, 2120 N Central Ave. 2nd Floor, Phoenix</li><li>Find a list of resources at <a href="/police/domesticviolence" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/DomesticViolence</a></li><li><a href="https://www.thehotline.org/help/" target="_blank">National Domestic Violence Hotline</a>: 800 799-SAFE (7233)</li><li><a href="https://www.acesdv.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence</a> </li><li>Remember if you can't speak you can text 911</li></ul><strong>AGGRAVATED ASSAULT</strong><br><br>Aggravated Assault covers a wide variety of violent acts including an attack where there is serious physical injury, a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument is used, or the suspect commits the assault after going into someone's private home with the intent to hurt them.<br><br><p><img style="margin:5px;width:490px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Assault%202020.png" /></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Assaults are up 25 percent.  Guns are the weapon used by suspects in 42% of the cases.  Knives were used in approximately one in five cases.  The numbers are similar for suspects using a hand, fist or feet.  In an additional 20% of cases, other items that might be commonly found in a house such as tools, construction items or sports equipment become a weapon causing injury.    <br><br><strong>BURGLARY </strong><br><br>Burglary numbers have been dropping steadily since 2011.  The latest numbers reflect that continuing trend.  If the trend continues for the rest of the year, burglaries will be down 18% over last year, and a whopping 58% from the 2011 peak.<br><br><p><img style="margin:5px;width:490px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Burglary%202020.png" /></p><strong>CRIME IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD</strong><br><br>The Phoenix Police Department posts a variety of crime statistics including Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), bias crimes and crime hotspot maps.  You can also view crime maps and neighborhood crime counts in your neighborhood or place of business through the interactive <a href="/police/resources-information/crime-stats-maps" target="_blank">LexisNexis Community Crime Map </a>hosted on the police department's website.<br><br><p> </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolice2020 Crime StatisticsPolice@PhoenixPolice #CrimeStats #PhoenixUCR, Crime Statistics, Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Domestic ViolencePolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security8/2/2021 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass9DE57B672B9C4644B433CFF1CE454CB5"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security8/2/2021 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass7591ED4149114C72BC6018D7B9C7CA28"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a>​​<br>​<br></p><h3>Monday, August 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Activity Center<br> 2240 W Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, August 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, August 5, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 7, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, August 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Sueño Park<br> 4401 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, August 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 11, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Helen Drake Senior Center<br> 7600 N 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, July 12, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 14, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> 7602 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p>​ ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
19th Century Homes Thrive in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2010Planning and Development8/5/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmlpKzPiZ9419th Century Homes Thrive in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass1D97FAFEA7EE405AB025148AA9B34A13"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);">The </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"><a style="cursor:pointer;outline:none;list-style:none;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;padding:0px;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;display:inline;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:inherit;" tabindex="0" role="link" href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ/?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVC5gDfS6c1APwMWW9FO3A3pog5SMmVy0WplUyNsWzwcDr_LSnIlbyeRR-A4-L7FZ0v7sNyQ3pXgvQJWOqpAjLq0nfh3nZ0uxiOSrZRhsMFqT5PbiLNptXGZCrPGofrKTxihgH3e7sZReL697I16f0JxQ1Gp8-QC7oNm33dyvrbmtSWyJWUtPnu02iIZg4Vm9w&__tn__=kK-R" class="oajrlxb2 g5ia77u1 qu0x051f esr5mh6w e9989ue4 r7d6kgcz rq0escxv nhd2j8a9 nc684nl6 p7hjln8o kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x jb3vyjys rz4wbd8a qt6c0cv9 a8nywdso i1ao9s8h esuyzwwr f1sip0of lzcic4wl q66pz984 gpro0wi8 b1v8xokw" target="_blank"><span style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);" class="nc684nl6">City of Phoenix, AZ USA</span></a></span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"> of Phoenix, AZ USA is fortunate to have many properties from the 19th Century that have been preserved and in great condition. Check out a few of them with </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"><a style="cursor:pointer;outline:none;list-style:none;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;padding:0px;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;display:inline;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:inherit;" tabindex="0" role="link" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixplananddev/?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVC5gDfS6c1APwMWW9FO3A3pog5SMmVy0WplUyNsWzwcDr_LSnIlbyeRR-A4-L7FZ0v7sNyQ3pXgvQJWOqpAjLq0nfh3nZ0uxiOSrZRhsMFqT5PbiLNptXGZCrPGofrKTxihgH3e7sZReL697I16f0JxQ1Gp8-QC7oNm33dyvrbmtSWyJWUtPnu02iIZg4Vm9w&__tn__=kK-R" class="oajrlxb2 g5ia77u1 qu0x051f esr5mh6w e9989ue4 r7d6kgcz rq0escxv nhd2j8a9 nc684nl6 p7hjln8o kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x jb3vyjys rz4wbd8a qt6c0cv9 a8nywdso i1ao9s8h esuyzwwr f1sip0of lzcic4wl q66pz984 gpro0wi8 b1v8xokw" target="_blank"><span style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);" class="nc684nl6">Phoenix Planning & Development Department</span></a>'s </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);">Historic Preservation officer </span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"><a style="cursor:pointer;outline:none;list-style:none;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;border-color:initial;padding:0px;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;display:inline;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:inherit;" tabindex="0" role="link" href="https://www.facebook.com/michelle.dodds.94?__cft__%5b0%5d=AZVC5gDfS6c1APwMWW9FO3A3pog5SMmVy0WplUyNsWzwcDr_LSnIlbyeRR-A4-L7FZ0v7sNyQ3pXgvQJWOqpAjLq0nfh3nZ0uxiOSrZRhsMFqT5PbiLNptXGZCrPGofrKTxihgH3e7sZReL697I16f0JxQ1Gp8-QC7oNm33dyvrbmtSWyJWUtPnu02iIZg4Vm9w&__tn__=-%5dK-R" class="oajrlxb2 g5ia77u1 qu0x051f esr5mh6w e9989ue4 r7d6kgcz rq0escxv nhd2j8a9 nc684nl6 p7hjln8o kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x jb3vyjys rz4wbd8a qt6c0cv9 a8nywdso i1ao9s8h esuyzwwr f1sip0of lzcic4wl q66pz984 gpro0wi8 b1v8xokw" target="_blank"><span style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);" class="nc684nl6">Michelle Dodds</span></a></span><span style="font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(68, 68, 68);"> who takes a look at the properties and their past.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideo

 

 

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