May 14, 2013
The number of violent crimes fell last year in Philadelphia, as did assaults on police officers.
But the number of people shot by police is up.
The number of shootings by police in 2012 resulting in death or injury climbed to the highest level it’s been in 10 years. Philadelphia police shot 52 suspects last year while responding to calls for reported crimes. Of those shot, 15 people died.