Philadelphia crime update: Police say carjackings almost tripled since 2019

“Over the last several weeks, we’ve seen a continuation of some of the same troubling trends that we saw in 2021, with overall increases in homicides, in shootings and in carjackings.” Outlaw said during the briefing. “There’s nothing more important to myself or to the members of this police department than fighting the surge of violent crime that continues to plague this city.”

So far in 2022, there have been 32 homicides — a 19% increase compared to the same time period in 2021; and 114 shootings — a 25% increase compared to the same time period last year. 

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. (Facebook)

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. (Facebook)

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