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?