With a population of over 80,000, Southwest Philadelphia has hosted many immigrant and refugee populations over the course of its history. It is also home to many industrial buildings, including oil refineries, in addition to being the location of the Philadelphia International Airport.
Formerly known as Kingsessing Township, Southwest Philadelphia was, at one time, mostly a rural area, with many farms and orchards that stretched out along the countryside. It is still home to Bartram’s Garden, the oldest botanical garden in North America.
The majority of roadways in Southwest Philly are residential streets and smaller intersections. Vehicle accidents (including motorcycles, small and heavy trucks, SUV’s, buses and other vehicles) resulted in moderate injuries to fatalities.
Patrol districts serving Southwest Philly are the 12th and 6th.
- 6th District: https://www.phillypolice.com/districts/6th/ – 215-686-3060
- 12th District: https://www.phillypolice.com/districts/12th/ – 215-686-3120
Injured persons are eligible to receive reports on accidents in Philadelphia. You can file reports and request information here:
Live traffic map of Philadelphia:
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History of Southwest Philadelphia: