Philadelphia’s Murder Rate Highest Among Largest US Cities
Last spring, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced a series of police reforms within the 6,500-member police department. A year later, his administration has succeeded in implementing several of those changes, while others are a work in progress. But over the last year, did those meaningful police reforms result in better public safety?
The answer is no, as Philadelphia was just ranked the highest murder rate per capita among the US’ top largest cities.
According to CBS Philly, the number of homicides across the metro stands at 314 on Thursday, up 35%
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