The city of Philadelphia has released three decades worth of data on some key issues.
Mayor Michael Nutter says he wants to be sure those watching the city and those running to succeed him have all the facts.
“The candidates are going to talk about whatever candidates are going to talk about but I think it’s important for the public, the candiates, the press to have true accurate factual information,” he said.
That includes everything from statistics on crime and infant survival rates to jobs data.
“These are all issues that I think are very imporant need to be discussed have to be addressed and when people talk about them people should talk about them from basis of fact and not theory or not whisper down the lane,” he said.
Nutter says the city put the numbers together because citizens and even some politicians don’t have time for this type of research.