Violent Crime Down in Philly

Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Ramsey issue report

With flash mobs, earthquakes, hurricanes, rec center shootings, cat hoarding, Facebook murder plots, and the Arlene Ackerman buyout situation, life in Philadelphia may have seemed a bit apocalyptic recently. But, today, Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Ramsey gave a status update on the city’s fight against crime—specifically violent crime—and the news was more than good. Part I violent crime is down nearly 16 percent since 2007 with homicides and robberies down 22 and 23 percent respectively over the same period of time. Well played, good sirs. Well played. [City of Philadelphia]