No Suprise Here. (Good thing the population grew to accomodate the murder rate!)
Murders are up again this year in Philadelphia, and the city still has the highest homicide rate of the nation's 10 most populous cities, according to stats provided by each city's police department. At the same time, fewer murders are getting solved.
Kill-adelphia: Yet again, city tops list of homicide rates | Philadelphia Daily News | 12/30/2011