homicides

Philadelphia police vehicle.
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Antionette Lee
February 10, 2019 - 10:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At first glance, it may seem that the Philadelphia homicide rate is up for the year. But, according to a Temple University professor, the data can be misleading. According to data from the City of Philadelphia , 85 people were shot in January, with 20 being homicides...
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Kristen Johanson
December 30, 2018 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Violent crime in Philadelphia is down according to city statistics, but shootings are up about 15 percent, and homicides will break a decade-old record. The city's top cop is laser-focused on gun violence in the new year. Nearly 1,400 people have been shot in...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
September 27, 2018 - 6:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney wants to take a public health approach to violent crime in the city, rather than depend on law enforcement alone. He has given his cabinet 100 days to develop a plan for reducing shootings and homicides. Kenney said Philadelphia's homicide rate — more...
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From far left: Kempis Songster, co-founder of The Redemption Project; Chantay Love, founder of Every Murder is Real (EMIR) Healing Center; and Ted Corbin, co-creator of Healing Hurt People at Drexel University.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
September 09, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about healing communities following trauma. Homicides are up about 6 percent in Philadelphia, and there have been more than 800 shootings citywide this year. But...
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