Mayor: Philly crime down, but job not done

August 31, 2011 3:06:35 PM PDT
The word from Mayor Michael Nutter is that Philadelphia has made major progress in the war on crime, but there is still a long way to go.

The mayor, along with Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, delivered a progress report on the city's crime-fighting efforts on Wednesday morning.

They delivered a number of stats from the past year - homicides down by 23%, robbery down 12% and rape is down by 6%.

Commissioner Ramsey also said he will stay on if Mayor Nutter is re-elected and also unveiled a new five year plan for the police force. It includes more neighborhood-based policing, upgrades in technology and more cops on the streets in tough neighborhoods.

"One thing they should be able to see is fewer drug dealers standing on the corner and less shooting up and down the block in many of these neighborhoods," Ramsey said.

Ramsey also said his department will work "harder than ever" to improve the department's credibility and integrity.


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