We’re Number One… With A Bullet

As of the end of last week, the city of Philadelphia has earned themselves an infamous honor. The city has the highest per capita homicide rate in America. Congratulations, Philadelphia!

As of Thursday, the number of homicide victims in Philadelphia this year is up to at least 314 people. That’s up 35% from this time last year.

Philadelphia now has the highest murder rate in the country per capita of the country’s 10 largest cities.

More than one-third of the shootings have happened in just five zip codes in North Philadelphia, Hunting Park, West Philadelphia, Kingsessing, Kensington and Port Richmond.

The first two neighborhoods are located in my division, so this feels like an Olympic gold medal for me and my fellow officers. I mean, we do our best to stop people from killing themselves, but the mayor, police commissioner and the Soros-appointed DA just won’t let that happen. Can’t exactly limit homicides if no one is going to prosecute the shooters, amirite?

5 thoughts on “We’re Number One… With A Bullet

  1. Hard to promote a city for new residents and businesses when the criminals in that city are literally getting away with murder. I pray you and your family stay safe.

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  2. Ronni – No one voluntarily moves here. In fact, people are fleeing in droves to the suburbs. Less chance of getting murdered.

    Mike AKA Proof – Probably. They apparently didn’t realize the Feds need exact counts or the city’s funding suffers. A homicide detective I know said we were at 508. I guarantee we’re higher than the 315 number the city is pushing.

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  3. Congrats on your achievement! Will you and your fellow officers be getting a unit citation of some sort?

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  4. Seems like you are working at cross-purposes with your city’s leadership. Perhaps it’s time to stop and let Philly got to hell like so many of its residents seem to want? Philly is vying for the next “Escape From … ” movie. Someone tell Kurt Russell.

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