Phila.'s homicide rate cools
By Andrew Maykuth
The Philadelphia Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA — It's too soon to declare victory is at hand, but the city's much-ballyhooed homicide rate appears to be slowing down, and this week the tally fell slightly behind last year's figure.
After outpacing the 2006 rate for much of the year by 5 percent or more, the killing has slowed in recent months. Philadelphia officially recorded 320 homicides by midnight Wednesday, one fewer than were recorded by the same date last year.
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