Philadelphia’s homicide and crime rates continue to decline
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Philadelphia’s homicide and crime rates continue to decline

Philadelphia’s homicide and crime rates continue to decline

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Philadelphia’s homicide rate is down 39 percent from the same period last year.

As of April 2024, Philadelphia had recorded 34% fewer homicides compared to the same period the previous year.

Now, in early July, the homicide rate continues to be at a lower level, writes Victor Fiorillo for Philadelphia Magazine.

According to the Philadelphia City Comptroller’s Office, Philadelphia has seen about 131 homicides this year.

Although this figure is still 131 too many, it represents a reduction of 39% compared to the current period, as in 2023. It is also a decrease of 50% compared to 2022 and 52% compared to 2021.

Beyond the homicide rate, Philadelphia has also seen positive trends in armed robberies and shooting victims. Both numbers are down 42 percent so far this year.

Philadelphia also saw a 39 percent decrease in the number of stolen cars citywide.

To learn more about the local crime rate decline, visit Philadelphia Magazine.

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