Victoria Merino city Philadelphia prevention Department Victoria Merino city Philadelphia

Philadelphia police seeing disturbing increase in violent crime against women

PHILADELPHIA - Gun violence and homicides are on the rise in Philadelphia and that includes crimes against women.As investigators searched the streets in West Philadelphia for a suspect in the brutal sexual assault of a woman on South 4th Street, police say this crime is just the latest in disturbing increase in violent crime against women.From the West Philly sex assault to the recent firebombing of a home belonging to two women and the murder of a woman in Frankford, the dramatic surge in violent crimes against women has police and women like Victoria Merino searching for answers."Those are ridiculous numbers.

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