100 Murders Have Occurred in Philadelphia So Far This Year

100 Murders Have Occurred in Philadelphia So Far This Year

(RepublicanPress.org) – Homicide rates continue rising in American cities nationwide. Cities like Philadelphia have reportedly experienced an massive rise in murders, which many Conservatives feel is being exacerbated by efforts by leaders to cut police funding.

On March 11, CBS-owned and operated KYW-TV Philadelphia reported the city recently reached its 100th homicide for 2022. Only 92 cases were reported by this point in 2021 and 69 in 2020, indicating Philadelphia is on track to experience another record-breaking number of murders for 2022.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw tweeted about that milestone, stating the department was “devastated that 100 people have been murdered [so far] this year.” She also vowed the department would utilize every available resource to “stem this tide of violence.”

Outlaw previously served as Portland’s Chief of Police and worked for the Oakland Police Department, two other liberal-led cities notorious for their high crime rates, including homicide.

Critics of Philadelphia law enforcement efforts also cite the 2017 election of George Soros-backed District Attorney Larry Krasner for the recent spikes in homicides and violent crime. He campaigned on a promise to reform Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, including a vow to reduce Philadelphia’s incarceration rate.

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