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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been riff with crime and violence over the past few years and it is residents who have had to bare the consequences of the behavior of criminals. Things are changing though, residents of the city are starting to stand up for themselves and new data points to this.

In the past 3 months the city of Philadelphia has seen more self-defense shootings than in each of the past 3 years.

As reported in ABC6:

The Action News Data Journalism team found a significant increase in defensive shootings.

In just the first three months of this year, more people have been shot in defensive shootings than in each of the last three entire years.

If defensive shootings continue at the same rate through the rest of the year, Philadelphia is on track to have more than five times as many of these incidents as last year.

This is a good sign for everyday residents, even those who do not carry. Criminals must now be afraid of their next victim being someone who conceal carries. Criminals will be a lot more careful and some might give up that life of crime all together if this trend continues.

In 2020, America as a whole witnessed a massive increase in crime that targets everyday people. Robberies, carjackings, and homicides are all up in areas like Philadelphia and many Americans chose to get armed and defend themselves rather than be defenseless in this new, more violent America.  An armed citizenry is not a solution to crime, but it is the beginning of one.

There is still a lot of work to do in America regarding crime, but things are looking up for residents of Philadelphia.

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3 months ago

If this trend FOR self defense continues, the need for police will decrease. The number of criminals repeating crimes will slowly decrease. We ALL know that it’s only a small percent of people that commit crimes. Attrition (death of criminals) will do the job of the courts. For some reason, the courts don’t seem to understand that if you don’t put the criminals in jail/prison, they will continue to commit more and more crimes! The more criminals eliminated, the more the crime rate WILL drop. It will also (MAYBE) convince others that CRIME WILL NOT PAY so they will find LEGITIMATE work!!

Michael Graham
3 months ago

An armed society is a polite society. I don’t remember the author of that statement but it holds true, statistics will bear it out!!!

2 months ago

I work in Philly and I carry every day! A matter of life or death.

William Frederick Reade Jr
William Frederick Reade Jr
2 months ago

It has always been so. My Ancestors disembarked the Mayflower with their guns and bibles. The constitution guarantees these as unalienable rights. the right to protect yourself, family, neighbors, and property is God Given and guaranteed by the Constitution.

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