Typically, as temperatures rise, so does the violence in urban areas.
Philadelphia and Camden both reported gun violence over the weekend, and as summer gets into full swing, Chester is taking action.
The Delaware County city will get help from Pennsylvania police this summer to increase patrols. Local business kicked in $60,000 to fund the effort, the Delco Times reports, and the Delaware County Anti-Violence Task Force will begin by indentifying and prosecuting Chester’s violent offenders.
As of Wednesday, the city had eight homicides and 135 reports of gunshots so far this year.