Philadelphia murders mark grim milestone with 100 individuals killed year-to-date, prime cop says

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Philadelphia reached a grim milestone on Friday, when the town marked reported 100 murders year-to-date, the earliest within the calendar 12 months it has marked the milestone quantity since no less than 2007, in line with the police commissioner and statistics. 

Philadelphia Police Division (PPD) Commissioner launched the staggering determine on Friday morning, when she wrote that the division was “devastated.”

“PPD will continue to utilize every resource we have to stem this tide of violence, and will not rest until we bring to justice those who seek to cause harm to our city and its people,” she tweeted. “it is our #1 priority.”

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Town’s prime cop added that the division is providing a reward of as much as $20,000 for info resulting in a homicide conviction. 

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PPD’s web site had not been up to date since 11:59 p.m. Thursday and due to this fact didn’t replicate Friday morning’s replace. 

That stated, 92 individuals had been murdered year-to-date as of March 10, 2021, in comparison with the 99 reported killed as of Thursday evening, police statistics showed.

100 homicides makes for the very best year-to-date quantity reported  for March eleventh since 2007.

Town has not reported 100 individuals murdered as of March 11 since no less than 2007, the farthest again the publicly obtainable police division statistics go. A longtime policing skilled within the Philadelphia space advised Each day Submit Digital “it’s never happened before.”

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“The number of homicides in 2021 was the most in this city’s history,” he stated, “and now we are already 8% ahead of where we were last year.”

A 72-year-old woman was stabbed to death on the 2000 block of South Beechwood Street, the station reported. 

A 72-year-old girl was stabbed to demise on the 2000 block of South Beechwood Avenue, the station reported. 
(FOX29 Philadelphia WTXF)

Philadelphia Police reported 562 murders in all of 2021 – up by 63 from the prior 12 months, knowledge present. 

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He famous that Philly is already neck-in-neck with the homicide statistics in different massive cities, comparable to Chicago and New York Metropolis – if not already outpacing them. Philadelphia boasts a inhabitants of about 1.6 million. Chicago boasts a inhabitants of greater than 2.7 million individuals, and has reported 96 murders 12 months thus far as of March 6. New York Metropolis has a inhabitants of about 8.8 million individuals, and has reported 67 murders 12 months thus far as of March 6.

“The raw numbers don’t tell the whole picture, but when you take those numbers and you put them in the context of Philadelphia’s population compared to the three largest cities in America, it really shows you the scope of the problem or how severe it is in Philadelphia,” the skilled continued. 

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