Philadelphia Surpasses 500 Annual Murders — Again!

  • Philadelphia has again failed to stop murders in the city, as it repeats a homicide toll that surpasses 500 deaths.
  • While murders are down compared to a year ago, the level of violence dwarfs recent years, when as few as 277 murders happened in 2016.
  • As of December 28, 514 people have been victims of homicide in Philadelphia. That number is down 7% from 2021, when a record 562 people died, but higher than the 499 deaths in 2020 and 356 in 2019.
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