More than 500 Philadelphia homicides of Mayor Kenney in 2022

There were more than 500 homicides in Philadelphia of Mayor Jim Kenney (D) in 2022, making 2022 the second year in a row that the threshold of at least 500 homicides has been reached.

On Christmas Day, the Philadelphia Grandstand reported that the city had reached 500 homicides and six days later, on December 30, 2022, WHYY noted that the death toll had risen to 514.

2022 turned out to be the first year in which Philadelphia has witnessed more than 1,000 carjackings.

the Daily Pennsylvanian noted that Kenny’s Philadelphia had surpassed 1,000 carjackings for the year as of the end of September.

On December 29, 2022, the “District Attorney’s Office (DAO) announced that it would open a new unit to prosecute carjackers. DA Larry Krasner said the goal is to both prosecute and give young people a second chance if deemed appropriate.

the Philadelphia Grandstand pointed out, “There has been a steady increase in murders in the city since 2016, when 268 people were killed.”

Breitbart News observed that Mayor Kenney’s Philadelphia set a record in 2021 with 562 homicides.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the author/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is a political analyst for Armed American Radio and an ambassador for Turning Point USA. AWR Hawkins holds a doctorate in military history, with a focus on the Vietnam War (Brownwater Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and early modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Contact him directly at


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