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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" 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COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassCFC307A1B8E84A14920096500EC95862"><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: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</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> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">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 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> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">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 Security1/19/2021 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="ExternalClass404B1D522585402AA945BEBF53F5F979"><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>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><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
Second Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 25 -31, 2021https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1714Water Services1/20/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1714/newsroom_water_045.jpgSecond Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 25 -31, 2021<div class="ExternalClass4CF1F73555D345BF97EA2D56CAFF3E9D"><html> <p>Phoenix Water Services is kicking off 2021 with a focus on stormwater pollution prevention. The utility's second annual Stormwater Awareness Week is set for January 25 – 31, 2021. A <a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=phoenixpublicmeetings&service=6" target="_blank">virtual workshop</a> is scheduled for Thursday, January 28 at noon to help spread awareness on the importance of stormwater pollution prevention. </p> <p>A number of Arizona cities and organizations will join Phoenix for this regional effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving stormwater quality for the environment and future generations.</p> <p>"Stormwater Awareness Week encourages communities to make smart choices when it comes to preserving the quality of stormwater in our desert city," said Mayor Gallego. “With our hotter than normal summers and the lack of rain, it is important to remember that stormwater doesn't get treated and flows directly to nearby washes and retention basins, making it imperative that we preserve our systems."</p> <p>Stormwater picks up pollutants as it flows over rooftops, gutters, parking lots, driveways, and other paved surfaces. That polluted stormwater can work its way into storm drains, and eventually to surface water and retention areas.</p> <p>Simple actions to reduce stormwater pollution include:</p> <ul> <li>Disposing trash, recyclables and chemicals properly like detergent, paint, medications, etc.</li> <li>Recycling motor oil and maintaining your vehicle to prevent leaks</li> <li>Cleaning up after your pet</li> <li>Using lawn-chemicals sparingly and always following manufacturer's directions</li> <li>Properly disposing leftover paint and household chemicals at a household hazardous waste event</li> <li>And please remember - only rain in the storm drain</li> </ul> <p>"Stormwater Awareness Week highlights issues about stormwater pollution that we don't often think about," said Interim Water Services Director Eric Froberg. “Everyone has an important role in stormwater pollution prevention. Having the opportunity to host a virtual workshop for our residents will go a long way to help educate our community." </p> <p>Phoenix Water Services is hosting a virtual workshop on Thursday, January 28 at noon. to discuss the City's Stormwater Management Program and our activities to reduce stormwater pollution. Please register <a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=phoenixpublicmeetings&service=6" target="_blank">here</a> to participate. </p> <p>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Department Stormwater Awareness Week and what you can do as an individual or business to prevent stormwater pollution, please visit <a href="/waterservices/envservices/stormwater-program" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/stormwater</a>.​​​<br></p> <p><br></p><p><strong>Media Contact: </strong></p><p>Victoria Welch</p><p>Public Information Specialist </p><p>602-262-5060<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews

 

 

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