One thing has been made abundantly clear over the first three-and-a-half weeks of 2015: Philly is on some impressive lists. However, we’re going to have to take the good with the bad in this instance. A report from badcredit.org lists Philly as one of the most dangerous cities in America to own property–in fact, we’re squarely in the top 10 at number seven. If it makes you feel any better, New York City took the top spot. We’re also two spots safer than San Antonio, a city that’s trying to cheat its way to a larger population that Philadelphia.
The list examines data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and takes into account the number of robberies, property crimes, larcenies, motor vehicle thefts and arsons. Here’s what ‘the authority on bad credit” had to say about our fair city:
Neither the weather nor its citizens’ dispositions are always sunny in Philadelphia. The city is home to several hundred homicides a year, a large concentration of organized crime rings and some of professional sports’ rowdiest fans.
In summation, the list of reasons why Philly is seven on the list goes homicides, organized crime and poorly behaved sports fans.
Actually, these number will help to paint a more complete picture:
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