Phoenix PD Combat Rising Crime, Homicides Up 44%https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1575Police10/19/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1575/Police_Newsroom_Homicide.pngPhoenix PD Combat Rising Crime, Homicides Up 44%<div class="ExternalClass8E82D13C0BAF4889A00F2C1DBFB8A0FD"><html> <p>More than 12 dozen people have lost their lives in Phoenix this year at the hands of someone else.   The rising homicide rate reflects 148 people whose untimely death has been ruled a homicide.  Hundreds of families and friends are left with an empty seat at the table that can never be filled.</p><p><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/UCR%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>The Phoenix Police Department is responding to this trend of deadly acts of gun violence, gang activity and domestic violence.  </p><p>Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) numbers for January through September show a more than 40% increase in homicides compared to the same time last year.  The summer months (July-Sept) have been particularly dangerous, with the number of homicides more than doubling from the same three months last year.  <br><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Cities%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>The increase seen in Phoenix mirrors a trend happening in major cities across the United States.<br><br>Chicago has seen the largest increase, up 50% percent this year.  But there are double digit increases in nearly all the largest cities in America.  </p><p><strong style="font-size:13pt;">VICTIMS</strong><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Victims%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>Who are these 148 victims?  In a city with slightly more women than men, the victims of homicide are far more likely to be male.  Racially, the City of Phoenix has roughly the same number of white and Hispanics, each making up about 43% of the population.  However, Hispanics make up nearly half of the victims of homicide, with Blacks next at 26%, a number that is almost four times greater than the 7% of overall City population.  Whites make up 21% of the victims with Native Americas at 4% and Asians 2%.<br><br><strong style="font-size:13pt;">SUSPECTS</strong><br><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Suspects%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>In nearly one-third of the homicides in 2020, police do not know the gender or race of the suspect.  This could be due to limited evidence, lack of witnesses or uncooperative witnesses.  Where the identity of the suspect is known, it is 6 times more likely to be a man.  Hispanics make up 27% of the suspects, with black suspects at 22% and white at 17%.<br><br><strong style="font-size:13pt;">GANGS & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE</strong><br style="font-size:13pt;">Motivations behind the violence are not always clear, but the numbers show gang-related homicides have more than tripled over last year and domestic violence deaths have jumped from 12 in 2019 to 35 so far this year.<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Gang%20DV%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /><br>The Phoenix Police Department is combating the trend, partnering with other law enforcement agencies on initiatives that focus on the most dangerous and violent criminals.  The department is also supporting the Domestic Violence Help! and Paint Phoenix Purple campaigns designed to raise awareness of resources available for victims of domestic violence.<br><br><span style="font-size:13pt;"><strong>CRIME INITIATIVES</strong></span><br style="font-size:13pt;"><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Snake%20Eyes%20Gun.png" style="margin:5px;width:238px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />The Phoenix Police Department partnered with other agencies throughout August and September in a joint law enforcement operation focused on gang members, violent criminals and communities struggling with gun-related crimes.  The initiative lead to 140 arrests with 131 firearms and $145,831 in cash seized.  Officers also removed 3,027 counterfeit Fentanyl pills from the streets.<br><br>A Grand Jury recently indicted more than 30 people as part of an initiative that started after citizen complaints about crime activity in an area around a school and park at 17th Avenue & Pima Street.  The indictment includes charges for sale of illegal drugs, money laundering, and assisting a criminal street gang.<br><br>Project Safe Neighborhoods involves the community and police working together to address crime trends.  This program is currently operating in the South Mountain Precinct, focused on violence happening in the area of 20th Street & Southern.  As of the end of September, the program resulted in more than 100 felony charges with 14 guns seized and 9 stolen vehicles recovered.<br><br>“Investigations like these bring many partners together to address common crime trends in each of our cities," said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.  “Working with intelligence driven information allows us to specifically target those individuals who are responsible for crime which often result in violence."<br><br><strong style="font-size:13pt;">DOMESTIC VIOLENCE<br></strong>Not only have the number of domestic violence related homicides risen dramatically in 2020, but the number of calls related to domestic violence has also increased.</p><p>That's why the City of Phoenix launched a “<a target="_blank" href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/homicide-spike-cities-chicago-newyork-detroit-us-crime-police-lockdown-coronavirus-protests-11596395181"><span style="color:purple;">Domestic Violence Help</span></a><span style="color:purple;">!" </span>campaign in April. <br>Survivors <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/1159"><span style="color:purple;">shared their stories</span></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><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Paint%20Phoenix%20Purple.png" style="margin:5px;width:282px;height:267px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" />October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  <a target="_blank" href="https://paintphoenixpurple.org/"><span style="color:purple;">Paint Phoenix Purple</span></a> is a local awareness campaign that brings together more than 50 community, private and public organizations.  The groups have partnered to create a <a target="_blank" href="https://paintphoenixpurple.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/DV-Roadmap.pdf"><span style="color:purple;">Road Map to Excellence: Making the City of Phoenix a National Leader in Preventing and Ending Domestic Violence.</span></a>  The month-long Paint Phoenix Purple campaign also includes virtual classes, a virtual run/walk and a social media campaign to #PaintPHXPurple, designed to reach more people on social media with a message of resources for help.<br><br>Those resources include:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac"><span style="color:purple;">The Family Advocacy Center</span></a>: 602-534-2120, 2120 N Central Ave. 2nd Floor, Phoenix</li><li>Find a list of resources at <a target="_blank" href="/police/domesticviolence"><span style="color:purple;">Phoenix.gov/DomesticViolence</span></a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.thehotline.org/help/"><span style="color:purple;">National Domestic Violence Hotline</span></a><span style="color:purple;">:</span> 800 799-SAFE (7233)</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.acesdv.org/"><span style="color:purple;">Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence</span></a><span style="color:purple;"> </span></li><li>Remember if you can't speak you can text 911</li></ul><br><span style="font-size:13pt;"><strong>MAPPING CRIME HOTSPOTS<br></strong></span>This map shows the hot spots for homicides in 2020.  You can see that while no area is immune, the I-10 & I-17 corridors see a greater impact.  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 target="_blank" href="/police/resources-information/crime-stats-maps"><span style="color:purple;">LexisNexis Community Crime Map </span></a>hosted on the police department's website.<br><p><span style="line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:18pt;"><font color="#000000"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Homicide%20Hotspots.png" style="margin:5px;" /></font></span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice HomicidePolice@PhoenixPolice #PaintPHXPurple #DomesticViolence @ACESDV Homicide, Murder, Domestic Violence, Crime, UCRPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice



City of Phoenix Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2867City Manager9/22/2023 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2867/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgCity of Phoenix Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass141B4C0824B54109836B6CDAA883A02E"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, October 9 in observance of the Indigenous Peoples' Day holiday. Here's how City services are affected:  </p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste Collection:</strong> Curbside trash and recycling schedules remain unchanged on Monday, October 9, with no schedule changes on the days following the holiday, either. Collection will happen as regularly scheduled, even on Indigenous Peoples' Day itself.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> Both the 27th Ave. and North Gateway transfer stations will be closed on Monday, October 9.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Public Works Customer Contact Center:</strong> The Contact Center will be closed on Monday, October 9. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10. Residents can call 602-262-6251.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Library:</strong> 16 of Phoenix Public Library's 17 locations will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day holiday; <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/smcl" target="_blank">South Mountain Community Library</a> will remain open. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/eResources are available 24/7. Visit <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for more details.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters</strong>: All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   </p> <p> <strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities:</strong> City of Phoenix Community centers will be closed on Monday, October 9 for the holiday. Parks and trails will be open for regular hours, but please review “<a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>." safety guidelines before visiting a trail.    </p> <p> <strong>S'edav Va'aki Museum</strong> will be closed on Monday, October 9. </p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> Both bus and light rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Monday, Oct. 9. Check <a href="https://valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">ValleyMetro.org</a> for schedules.</p> <p> <strong>Dial-a-Ride service</strong> will be available, by reservation, between 4:40 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Dial-a-Ride service, visit <a href="/dial-a-ride" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/dial-a-ride</a>.   </p> <p> <strong>Sky Harbor International Airport:</strong> America's Friendliest Airport® continues to see record numbers of passengers. The Airport will be busy throughout October as schools enjoy Fall breaks, so travelers should give themselves extra time. If flying domestically, arrive at least two hours early. If flying internationally, arrive three hours early. With heavy crowds overlapping, make sure to leave extra time for parking. <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/parking/" target="_blank">Our Sky Harbor Parking program</a> makes it easy to reserve parking up to six months in advance. Enjoy convenient parking options in the terminal garages or an economy parking lot at the 24th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, which is an easy option for travelers who live west or north of the Airport.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews
Critical Incident Briefing – September 9, 2023 -85th Ave and Indian School Rdhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2869Police9/22/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/7x9hbo-yaxY?feature=sharedCritical Incident Briefing – September 9, 2023 -85th Ave and Indian School Rd<div class="ExternalClassFD7085C3708E486C90B25763FCBD21E7"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p> <p>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on September 9, 2023.  </p> <p>This incident began when officers responded to an emergency call of an aggravated assault in the neighborhood of 85th Avenue and Indian School Road.</p> <p>During the initial investigation, it was learned the victim was robbed of his car at gun point. </p> <p>Patrol officers worked with the victim and using the vehicle's GPS they tracked the car into the city of Glendale. The Phoenix Police Air Unit spotted the car as a man parked it and went inside a house near 8700 West Glendale Avenue.</p> <p>Officers contained the house and began negotiations. </p> <p>About 24 Minutes into the negotiations, the man came out of the house and walked to the end of the driveway. </p> <p>Officers continued to give the man commands at which time he pulled a handgun from his waistline and pointed it towards officers. It was at this time; three officers fired their duty guns and struck him.</p> <p>After the shooting, officers attempted to clear the property; however, they noticed a strong odor of gas coming from the inside of the house. Out of concerns for their safety, officers evacuated the immediate area.</p> <p>A team of officers with appropriate protective equipment assembled and completed clearing the house; noting a green propane canister had been left on. </p> <p>After the scene was safe, Glendale Fire Department responded and pronounced the man deceased.</p> <p>The gun displayed by the man was found on the ground next to him. It was determined to be a pellet gun resembling a semi-automatic handgun.</p> <p>All three officers involved in this incident are assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct and have about six, seven, and eight years of service with the department respectively.</p> <p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. </p> <p>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Phoenix Celebrates National Drive Electric Weekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2868Environment & Sustainability9/22/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2868/Rivian.jpgPhoenix Celebrates National Drive Electric Week<div class="ExternalClass94434081D680420AB6F3153F2F69101F"><html> <p>​<span style="text-align:justify;background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">National Driv</span><span style="text-align:justify;background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">e Electric Week is from Sept. 22 through Oct. 1 and the City of Phoenix Office of Sustainability is celebrating in major ways. One celebration ​by hosting a series of events for current and potential electric vehicle owners.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">There will be opportunities to test drive an electric vehicle, learn about what you need to know before purchasing an electric vehicle and to learn about incentives and rebates available to current owners.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>EV 101 Electrify Your Ride | Sept. 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | </strong><a href="https://bit.ly/3rY0OfH" target="_blank"><strong>Register</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Are you considering purchasing an electric vehicle? The EV 101 Electrify Your Ride webinar is perfect for you! Learn what you need to know and ask questions before electrifying your ride. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>EV 102 For New EV Owners | Sept. 28 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | </strong><a href="https://bit.ly/3YnepZK" target="_blank"><strong>Register</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Current electric vehicle owners will not want to miss an opportunity to attend the EV 102 For New EV Owners webinar. Learn about the incentives and rebates that are available to electric vehicle owners. </p><p><strong>EV Ride and Drive | Sept. 30 | 8 a.m.-noon | NPHX Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave.| </strong><a href="https://bit.ly/3DMLTHE" target="_blank"><strong>Register</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">More than 20 electric vehicles will be available to test drive during the EV Ride and Drive event including various Tesla and Rivian models, the Chevrolet Bolt, the Kia EV6, the BMW iX, and much more. Waymo, SRP and Blink will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions about charging electric vehicles and driverless cars. Phoenix Public Library will also be in attendance signing people up for free library cards. Sixteen of the library locations now have charging stations available for electric vehicle owners.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information about the National Drive Electric Week events, email <a href="mailto:electricvehicles@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">electricvehicles@phoenix.gov</a>. <br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews




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