Poll: 75% of Philadelphians call crime problem serious to very serious; up from 64% last year

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From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Crime is much on the minds of Philadelphians these days; our poll found that 75 percent of them view it as a “serious” or “very serious” problem in their neighborhoods, up from 64 percent a year ago. It is not hard to see why – the number of murders in the city rose in 2011 from 306 to 324. While violent crime as a whole was down 2 percent, major crime, which includes burglary and theft, was up a little more than 1 percent. All of these numbers had been dropping between 2006 and 2009.

READ THE FULL POST AT PHILLY.COM Numbers show Philadelphia to be a city in transition.

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