Serious Crime Total Reported in Philly Lowest in Decades

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Serious crime reported in Philadelphia fell last year to levels unseen in decades, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. There were fewer violent crimes than in any other year since 1979, the fewest number of property crimes since 1971, and the fewest number of robberies since 1969. The numbers of burglaries were the lowest on record. Although homicides decreased only slightly compared with 2015, they remained below 300 - once considered a . . .

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