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EXCLUSIVE: Shootings By Philly Police Soar As Violent Crime Plumments

EXCLUSIVE: Shootings By Philly Police Soar As Violent Crime Plumments

SAM WOOD, PHILLY.COM
POSTED: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:00 AM

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.

Way 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.

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