PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As of Thursday, the number of homicide victims in Philadelphia this year is up to at least 314 people. That’s up 35% from this time last year.
Philadelphia now has the highest murder rate in the country per capita of the country’s 10 largest cities.READ MORE: In-Person Classes To Resume Lindley Academy Charter School On Monday After COVID-19 Outbreak
Now, we’re getting a look at the areas hit hardest by the gun violence.
More than one-third of the shootings have happened in just five zip codes in North Philadelphia, Hunting Park, West Philadelphia, Kingsessing, Kensington and Port Richmond.READ MORE: Eagles DE Bandon Graham Suffers Achilles Injury, Sources Tell Derrick Gunn
As the death toll continues to climb at a record-breaking pace, some city leaders are demanding action from the mayor.MORE NEWS: Missed Opportunities Contribute To Eagles 17-11 Loss To San Francisco 49ers
For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.