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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 Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0EF2C448AC7648F3B490591B6EBA29D5"><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 href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">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: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">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 href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">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> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClassC4D254E34F544EC49EA0E8E32919FA84"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed first and Drive-Thru Testing sites are listed further down the page.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">Free testing for everyone. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, Oct. 19, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>Council District 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020</h3><p>Black Family and Child Services of Arizona<br>1522 E. Southern Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 23, 2020</h3><p>Falcon Park<br>3420 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council District 2 & 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020</h3><p>Maryvale Community Center<br>4420 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, Oct. 26, 2020</h3><p>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd.Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>Council District 6<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 30, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020</h3><p>Matthew Henson Community Center<br>1150 S. 7th Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p> </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="text-align:left;background-color:window;"><font color="#bf0071">Community Drive-Thru Testing<br></font></span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">​</span></h2><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24</h3><p>Betty H. Fairfax High School<br>8225 S. 59th Lane, Laveen, AZ<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a href="http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com" target="_blank">http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com</a></p><p>Kingdom In the Valley Christian Church <br>11640 N 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Osborn Middle School<br>1102 W Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85013 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647    </p><h3>Saturday, November 7</h3><p>Grand Canyon University<br>5115 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>St. Jerome Catholic Church<br>10815 N 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 14</h3><p>El Reposo Park<br>6000 S 7th Street, Phoenix 85042<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Maryvale High School<br>3415 N 59th Ave.,  Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 21</h3><p>Sevilla  Elementary School<br>3851 W Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5       </h3><p>Alhambra High School<br>3839 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Orangewood Elementary<br>7337 N 19th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Espiritu Community Development<br>4848 S 2nd St, Phoenix AZ 85040<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix AZ 85041<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>  </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Reminds Drivers to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet in New PSAhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1579Street Transportation10/21/2020 3:45:00 PM https://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsI Phoenix Reminds Drivers to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet in New PSA<div class="ExternalClass5D13A8D919E74927AFC4EFCE2B5DEEDC"><html> ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is launching a new public service announcement (PSA) – Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet. The animated PSA reminds people to be alert and on the lookout for the wide variety of people who use Phoenix streets but may not be driving a car. People walking, running, using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, riding bicycles, pushing strollers or riding scooters are sharing our streets, so be sure to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet.<br> <br>“Scan the Streets for Wheels and Feet is part of the Street Transportation Department's <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?04d6eeea39b15935615d01b92fb386644e35c7739903957a">Heads Up!</a> pedestrian safety campaign," Street Transportation Director Kini Knudson said. “We are working to improve safety through engineering with the implementation of HAWK signals, flashing pedestrian beacons and high visibility crosswalks, but we also want to influence behavior by educating the public through these PSAs."<br> <br>Watch and share the animated public service announcement here: <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?ee56c2ae2be4e041f8017f95b3f1d6b971540d301ac91465">https://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsI</a>.<br> <br>Members of the media are encouraged to download a full resolution version of the PSA by contacting Heather Murphy through <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?9f0eab5cd5493d0b7f222327f9e80ec199b14e05d71e1891">email</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsVideo

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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