Rape at 27th and Girard?
My friend who bounces at N Star mentioned hearing something about a rape on 27th and Girard this past Thursday night/Friday morning. Anyone else hear anything about this? Let's hope it's bull****.
What are those websites with crimestatistics? I don't use them.
i get a daily digest email from everyblock. they did mention a rape at 27th and girard late last week.
I don't know about 27th & Girard, but this shows a rape that morning at 19th & Chestnut:
Police district 9 crimes | EveryBlock Philadelphia
Rape: Attempt Stranger | EveryBlock Philadelphia
Is it a rape, or a rape attempt? Pretty bad either way.
Strange. I can't find that incident on EveryBlock for either the 9th or 22nd districts. It only comes up if I search by zipcode (19130). Is that how you found it?
Originally Posted by 6enny
I looked it up by neighborhood (Brewerytown). I haven't got the police district numbers memorized.
Originally Posted by guzzijason
Is it something I should actually know? Like, should I be calling districts directly rather than 911?
No, definitely not. For making formal reports to the police, 911 is the only way to go in Philadelphia. Even if you are reporting something that is not an emergency, and you think is kind of trivial, you still need to do it through 911. I would only call the district directly if you wanted to specifically talk to someone there, like the community relations officer or something along those lines - something other than filing a complaint or incident report.
Originally Posted by 6enny
Other that that, knowing the districts really just comes in handy for looking at reports and what-not.
911 is for emergencies, not everyday bs.. For questions, etc call 311, or look at the districts website
Well, for what it's worth, I recently called 911 for a non-emergency, told them upfront that it was a non-emergency, and when I asked them if this was the proper channel to report it, they said "yes".
Well you are partially right.. 911 abuse is something the city is trying to end with the 311 system
How do I report a crime?
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