"While murder rates have been falling or flat for years in the rest of the country, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia`s rate has been rising," writes John Lott. "Last year`s murder rate was the highest since 1993, and Philadelphia replaced Chicago, the perennial leader, as the top 10 largest city with the highest murder rate. With 85 murders in this year`s first 82 days, Philadelphia`s murder rate is well ahead of even last year`s level. Unfortunately, Mayor John Street`s solution may affect the rest of the state."
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