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Source: www.phillymag.com – Thursday, January 26, 2017
Image via C-SPAN Donald Trump came to Philadelphia and lied about us. He almost didn’t. During a speech in front of congressional Republicans on Thursday at the Loews Hotel in Center City, he spoke about crime. “Right now too many families don’t feel secure,” Trump said. “Just look at the 30 largest cities. In the last year alone the murder rate has soared. Here in Philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady …” He paused. (It’s true that after dropping for several years, the murder rate in Philadelphia has been relatively steady for the past few. It’s a problem.) And then: “… terribly increasing,” he finished. It was yet another lie from our new president. Philadelphia Police statistics show that the number of homicides has been decreasing in Philadelphia over the last decade. The city hit a low in 2013 (with 243 homicides). There were 277 homicides in 2016, three fewer than the year before. .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg .tg-9hbo{font-weight:bold;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yw4l{vertical-align:top} YEAR HOMICIDES 2007 391 2008 331 2009 302 2010 306 2011 326 2012 331 2013 246 2014 248 2015 280 2016 277 That is

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