Friday, July 31, 2015

Does the success of a four-month, federal anti-crime push suggest Philadelphia needs more police on the streets?

READER POLL

Does the success of a four-month, federal anti-crime push suggest Philadelphia needs more police on the streets?

Yes, 300 arrests and 80 guns seized since June show manpower is key
 
  278 (64.8%)
No, that's just a copout for Police Dept. failings
 
  138 (32.2%)
Yes, only way to boost cops as visibile crime deterrent
 
  132 (30.8%)
No, city has more officers per capita than many safer places
 
  136 (31.7%)
Total votes = 429
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