Philly Has More Young People, Is Better at Murder


The State of the City report—an updated version of Philadelphia 2011: The State of the City published by the Philadelphia Research Initiative last spring—is a comprehensive statistical portrait of how Philly has changed over the past year. Philadelphians are more likely to be employed AND more likely to be broke (unemployment rate down, poverty rate up). Criminals have a higher murder-success rate (violent crime down, murders up). Oh, and enrollment in District schools is down again. But, alas, a beacon of light! Philly has more 20-34-year-olds, so the city would probably do better at Saved by the Bell trivia. [Pew]