EXCLUSIVE: Crime Down In City Of Brotherly Love


Good news indeed! I also belong to PDAC as a rep from my Co-Op.

CBS Philly

By Walt Hunter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s good news about crime for the first six months of this year in Philadelphia.

In an exclusive interview with CBS 3’s Walt Hunter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey revealed crime in every major category was down between January and June 30th.

Specifically, murders – which hit 202 for the same period in 2007 and plunged to 116 in 2013 – dropped again this year by one percent.

Telling Hunter,” even one murder is too many,” the Commissioner says he is “encouraged” by the crime numbers, which first made headlines one year ago and which continue to decline.

After 789 shootings in the first half of 2007 and 525 in the first six months of last year, Ramsey revealed shootings this year are down 7 percent.

Robbery is down 7 percent, burglary 11 percent and rape 15 percent.

Hunter was the first reporter ever given…

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About Ric Ben-Safed

Technical and Freelance Writer, degrees in History,Psychology, and Master's in Social Policy and Planning. written hundreds of reports in regard to mental health, major research in genealogy and genetic genealogy as well as local history. I try to be and Independent leaning Libertarian but also like the cooperative anarchist ideas of L.Neil Smith, Murray Rombard, J. Neil Schulman. Fascinated by (Philadelphians, George Lippard ( 1830-1854). Gothic & City Noir, appreciate the Mystics of Philadelphia Mystic Johaness Kelpius (1667-1708), even "God may be a Verb!).
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