While You Weren’t Looking, Philly’s Homicide Rate Started Dropping

Somebody should tell the district attorney this is like pitching a no-hitter: You don’t want to talk about this stuff just in case you end up jinxing yourself:

Indeed, here are a pair of informative graphics from the Philadelphia Police Department. The murder rate really has fallen behind last year’s rate.

And, of course, last year was a bit more of a nightmare than usual:

So what’s different? Better law enforcing? Plain old luck? The district attorney, unfortunately, was silent on the matter.