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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 Security1/11/2021 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass1FAD06261D1A4C8E8FA6F3C6B8C5FE5B"><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 Security1/13/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass2AF7744B95294D60BB34B6F2945A3D40"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<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></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;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. 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><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Thursday, January 14, 2021</h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 15, 2021</h3><p>Deer Valley Community Center<br>2001 W Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, January 16, 2021 </h3><p>Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17642 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br>District 2<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 19, 2021 </h3><p>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 21, 2021 </h3><p>Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 22, 2021</h3><p>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><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);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, January 16, 2021</h3><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. <span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">–</font></span> 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a></span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
City of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1709Articles and Features1/13/2021 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1709/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgCity of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice <div class="ExternalClass35598A8725214EE69C4C0F2C9D5FD283"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:<br></p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste:</strong> Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.<br></p> <p> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.<br></p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> Bus and light rail are operating on a weekday service schedule. No RAPID or Express bus service. Customer Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service windows at transit centers are closed. Visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules" target="_blank"> <strong>valleymetro.org</strong></a><strong> </strong>for more information. <br></p> <p> <strong>Library: </strong>All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed. Phoenix Public Library book drops remain available with the exception of South Mountain Community Library.   Customers may access library resources 24/7 by visiting<strong> </strong> <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank"> <strong>phoenixpubliclibrary.org.</strong></a><strong>   </strong><br></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters:</strong> All <a href="/streets/parking-meters" target="_blank"> <strong>parking meters </strong></a>are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>-30-</strong> </span> </p> <p> <br> </p> ​<br></html></div>News

 

 

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