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Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens: Stores on the 20 Philly blocks with the most thefts of 2015 (so far)

Philadelphia police have fielded calls for more than 17,000 reports of theft so far this calendar year — and nearly 10 percent of those reports came from the same 20 blocks.

Billy Penn went through data publicly available via Open Data Philly, which posts crime statistics (for part 1 offenses like murder, rape, burglary and theft) for the year to date. Due to privacy, only the block is listed in the data where the thefts occur, rather than a specific address. But many of these blocks have just one or two establishments on them — and you’d be surprised at how many are simply huge stores like Wal-Mart and Target.

Here’s a map of how spread out the thefts are:

Without further ado, these are the 20 most stolen-from blocks in Philly, beginning with the Wal-Mart and its surrounding stores in Lawncrest:

1. 4600 Block of Roosevelt Blvd.

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Neighborhood: Lawncrest

Number of theft calls this year: 226

Establishments on the block: Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Staples, Old Navy

2. 1300 block of Market Street

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Neighborhood: Market East

Number of theft calls this year: 152

Establishments on the block: Macy’s, American Business Financial

3. 1600 block S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

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Neighborhood: Pennsport

Number of theft calls this year: 99

Establishments on the block: Wawa, Fat Joe’s, Little Sicily Pizza, Chopstick House, etc.

4. 4300 block of Byberry Road

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Neighborhood: Far Northeast Philly

Number of theft calls this year: 98

Establishments on the block: Walmart

5. 4000 block Monument Road

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Neighborhood: West Philly, bordering Bala Cynwyd

Number of theft calls this year: 93

Establishments on the block: Target, PNC, Chipotle, Pei Wei

6. 800 block of Market St.

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Neighborhood: Market East

Number of theft calls this year: 92

Establishments on the block: Century 21, Walgreens

7. 1000 block Market St.

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Neighborhood: Market East

Number of theft calls this year: 86

Establishments on the block: Marshall’s, CVS, Payless, Old Navy, Rite Aid, Burlington Coat Factory

8. 0 block of Mifflin Street

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Neighborhood: Pennsport

Number of theft calls this year: 86

Establishments on the block: Target

9. 2300 block of Cottman Avenue

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Neighborhood: Rhawnhurst

Number of theft calls this year: 82

Establishments on the block: Roosevelt Mall

10. 2700 block of Castor Avenue

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Neighborhood: Port Richmond

Number of theft calls this year: 81

Establishments on the block: Target

11. 1500 N. Broad St.

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Neighborhood: Yorktown

Number of theft calls this year: 67

Establishments on the block: The Fresh Grocer, Rite Aid, Radio Shack

12. 7100 block of E. Roosevelt Blvd.

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Neighborhood: Mayfair

Number of theft calls this year: 65

Establishments on the block: K-Mart, Sixpack Store, Wawa

13. 1700 block of Chestnut Street

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Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Number of theft calls this year: 63

Establishments on the block: Nordstrom Rack, T-Mobile, DiBruno Bros., Sephora

14. 7400 block of Bustleton Avenue

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Neighborhood: Rhawnhurst

Number of theft calls this year: 60

Establishments on the block: Target, PepBoys, PetsMart

15. 4200 block of North Broad Street

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Neighborhood: Hunting Park

Number of theft calls this year: 58

Establishments on the block: McDonalds, Walgreens, Popeyes, Dominos, Game Stop

16. 9700 block of East Roosevelt Blvd.

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Neighborhood: Bustleton/ Northeast Philly

Number of theft calls this year: 54

Establishments on the block: Walmart, HH Gregg, Lowes, Rite Aid

17. 5800 block of Woodland Avenue

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Neighborhood: Kingsessing

Number of theft calls this year: 53

Establishments on the block: Family Dollar, T-Mobile, Save-A-Lot

18. 1000 block of South Street

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Neighborhood: Washington Square West/ Bella Vista

Number of theft calls this year: 49

Establishments on the block: Super Fresh, CVS, PNC Bank, Philadelphia Magic Gardens

19. 3700 block of Aramingo Avenue

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Neighborhood: Port Richmond

Number of theft calls this year: 48

Establishments on the block: McDonalds, STS Tire and Auto Center, Shop Rite, Game Stop

20. 3400 block of North Broad Street

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Neighborhood: North Philly

Number of theft calls this year: 47

Establishments on the block: Temple University Hospital

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