Talk:Crime in Philadelphia

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Philly's own "Bonnie and Clyde" deleted[edit]

I missed the AfD discussion (and disagree with the decision), but the page for Jocelyn Kirsch and Edward Anderton was deleted. They were a major news item in Philly and elsewhere. They weren't so notable for their crime as for the lifestyle they were attempting to lead. -- Austin Murphy (talk) 21:09, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Opening sentence[edit]

"As with all big cities it has its share of crime"!? Philadelphia has a massively larger share of crime than many big cities: eg. all canadian big cities, many european big cities. Even in america it stands out as being particularly bad. To say its a share of crime like all big cities is misleading. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.50.132.49 (talk) 19:36, 19 August 2009 (UTC)


Isn't the opening sentence totally outdated - as it is referring to a 7-year old news article? By that logic, every major city could have the same opening sentence as they have all undoubtedly had coverage of their crime in the last 10 years. I think this is bordering on editorializing the crime rate -- "even in america it stands out as being particularly bad" is not an argument founded in the actual statistics. 65.242.196.44 (talk) 21:49, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Grapevine st[edit]

The entries regarding "grapevine" street are unsourced and possibly fictitious. First of all, there is no Grapevine Street in North Philadelphia (or anywhere else in the city, for that matter). Second, I can't find any news articles about "32 dead bodies under found under snow" in 2009. I mean, you'd think this would be a big deal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.91.10.129 (talk) 16:31, 3 March 2010 (UTC)


misplaced photo link[edit]

Gary Heidnik, Harrison Graham, Phil 'Crazy Phil' Leonetti - this link was randomly posted in the article. It didn't fit, but it does show 2 of the subjects.