As Philadelphia becomes one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, a University of Pennsylvania committee is considering “outcomes” other than crime reduction for the school’s ongoing police reform.
The committee’s April report was published as the number of homicides in Philadelphia rose year-over-year by 35%. According to CBS Philly , “Philadelphia now has the highest murder rate in the country per capita of the country’s 10 largest cities.”
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Though noting that Penn Police are effective at preventing “certain types of crime,” the committee decided that reducing crime is the “only outcome” that should be used when evaluating the campus police department.”It has also suggested that armed police are not the only approach by which physical safety can be protected. And while crime reduction is valuable, it is not the only outcome to consider […]
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