According to an ABC News report, 12 major American cities have reached annual homicide records in 2021, and there’s less than 3 weeks left in the year.
Of the 12 cities that have topped their records for kills, five of those bested records that were set or tied in 2020.
“It’s terrible to every morning get up and have to go look at the numbers and then look at the news and see the stories. It’s just crazy. It’s just crazy and this needs to stop,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stated after his city broke its yearly homicide record of 500. This record was first set in 1990.
Philadelphia, a city of about 1.5 million people, has racked up 521 homicides (as of December 6) — a figure that’s higher than some of America’s largest cities such as New York (443 as of December 5) and Los Angeles (352 as of November 27). Read more…