Special Reports

Homicides in Philadelphia

Since 1988, over 9,000 people have been slain on the streets of Philadelphia, affecting every neighborhood in the city. To put that deadly toll in perspective, during the length of U.S. combat operations in the Iraq war, 3,517 American troops were killed in action - and 3,113 people were killed in Philadelphia. Explore the data below with the maps and charts or view the entire list of homicide victims
  • Date
  • Race
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Weapon

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  • - Arson
  • - Firearm
  • - Hands
  • - Knife
  • - Other

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    Source: Philadelphia Police Department
    Produced by: Rob Kandel, John Duchneskie / Staff