In 2015 there were a total of 280 homicides in the city. Currently, 204 people have been killed this year.
The government of Philadelphia County is overwhelmingly Democratic. Out of 25 elected officials, only 4 are Republican. The mayor, DA, city controller, and sheriff are all Democrats.
Philadelphia is ranked the 18th most dangerous city in the United States for cities with over 250,000 people.
Our prayers go out to the injured officers and civilians.