Gunman Shoots Victim at Philadelphia SEPTA Station

August 12, 2019 Updated: August 12, 2019

A person was rushed to the hospital after a shooting at a Philadelphia metro station on Aug. 12.

The victim was shot on the eastbound El Platform on 15th and Market streets at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) station in Center City, reported NBC10 in Philadelphia.

The victim was not identified, and officials haven’t provided an update on the victim’s condition.

According to 6ABC, two men were arguing at the station when one shot the other one in the leg.

Police told the ABC affiliate that the two likely knew each other.

Officials told CBS Philadelphia that the suspect was identified as a 19-year-old male.

No arrests were made in the case.

Other details about the case are not clear.

Facts About Crime in the US

Violent crime in the United States has fallen sharply over the past 25 years, according to both the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

The rate of violent crimes fell by 49 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the FBI’s UCR, which only reflects crimes reported to the police.

The violent crime rate dropped by 74 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the BJS’s NCVS, which takes into account both crimes that have been reported to the police and those that have not.

From 1993 to 2017, the rate of violent victimization declined 74 percent, from 79.8 to 20.6 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older,” the U.S. Department of Justice stated.

Both studies are based on data collected up to and including 2017, the most recent year for which complete figures are available.

The FBI recently released preliminary data for 2018. According to the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January to June 2018, violent crime rates in the United States dropped by 4.3 percent compared to the same six-month period in 2017.

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