The current (posted) murder count in Philadelphia is listed at 329. That’s five over last year’s total. Off course, the real count is likely much higher, but either way, 2012 is more grim that 2011.
The number equals the 2011 total, and with two weeks left in this year, that number is sure to rise.
Of course, Police Commissioner Ramsey will still claim the numbers are down . . . because he will continue to compare them to the grisly 2007 number of 391. Fudging: It’s not just for candy stores anymore.