Crime Rate Update

There appears to be progress in Mayor Nutter’s push to reduce violent crime in Philadelphia. He and his chosen police commissioner Charles Ramsey announced that for the first six months of the Nutter administration incidents of violent crime fell 20%. Since Nutter’s publicized goal for crime violent crime reduction was 25%, it is good to see an article like this one by Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Andrew Maykuth: Nutter Seeks Even Lower Crime Rates

As a business manager in Center City I applaud Mayor Nutter’s and Commissioner Ramsey’s dedication to making a real difference for the city. Over the last four years there was a lot of bemoaning the rise in violent crime but very little to nothing was effectively accomplished. It’s clear Nutter will not settle for that and that is excellent news for every Philadelphian.