Shawnette Wilson, Fox 29, December 6, 2021
Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner told reporters Monday that despite the city’s record-breaking homicide rate there is not an overall “crisis of crime” in the city.
On Monday, Krasner said there is no major spike in violent crime and no reason for people to be fearful of gun violence when they come into the city.
“Basically, we don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence and that is a category that includes gun violence,” he said.
His comments come the same day that Philly Police released surveillance video showing three teens they say are suspects in the attempted armed robbery of a 70-year-old man inside the Fashion District in a bathroom last week. When the man said he didn’t have money police say the teens hit him in the head and face requiring him to get stitches.