12/13/2007

Violent crime dips in Philadelphia

By Andrew Maykuth
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Lambasted early this year for Philadelphia's rising crime rate, Mayor Street is on the verge of handing off the city to Michael Nutter with all forms of violent crime in retreat.

After four years of increases, reported violent crimes were down 8 percent as of Sunday, according to statistics compiled by the Police Department.

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