Have you been the victim of a crime?

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James Burton
student | South Philadelphia
“One time somebody tried to steal my bike. I had it locked up outside my job. The person wasn’t able to steal the bike. But they damaged the chain used to lock it. I didn’t file any charges.”

 


Francis Madden
legal consultant | Chinatown
“Yes. In November, I was attacked by a flash mob in Rittenhouse Square. I was hit with pipes on my head and back. I got a concussion and back injuries. I still have blurry vision. It took police 90 minutes to arrive at the scene. No one was arrested, to my knowledge. I want to move away from Philadelphia.”

 


Keisha Martinez
transit supervisor | North Philadelphia
“Fortunately, I’ve never had that experience. Neither have my friends, to my knowledge. I always take precautions when I go out. I’m aware of my surroundings. At night, I try to be very careful.”

 


Brian Topaz
home-health aide | Fishtown
“Yes, I was stabbed in my leg by someone. It happened 12 years ago. The person also stole $40 from me. It happened at 17th and Pine streets. I was just minding my own business when I was accosted. I filed a police report. But nothing ever came of it.”